The Seattle Mariners have acquired Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays for a package of three players.
The Mariners are sending Mallex Smith, who they acquired earlier from the Atlanta Braves, infielder Carlos Vargas and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to the Rays.
"We have been clear that one of our top priorities this offseason was to continue to bolster our starting rotation," Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. "Today's moves allowed us to add an experienced pitcher to our starting group. Drew took the ball 30 times last season, threw over 175 innings and is a proven performer in the American League. He's a good fit for our club."
Just hours previously, Seattle acquired Smith and right-hander Shae Simmons from Atlanta in exchange for left-handed pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.
Smyly, 27, was 7-12 with 4.88 ERA last season, establishing career highs in starts (30), innings (175 1/3) and strikeouts (167).