Cotto broke in with the Cubs as a defensive replacement for Gary Matthews
, and in
three seasons with the Yankees he shuttled between New York and Columbus (International
League). He was traded to the Mariners along with Steve Trout
for Lee Guetterman
before the 1988 season, and hit .259 with 27 stolen bases for Seattle that year. After spending six seasons with the Mariners, Cotto closed out his career with a 54-game stint for the expansion Marlins in 1993.