Phillies Trade for All-Star Shortstop Segura

Phillies Trade for All-Star Shortstop Segura

Infielder Jean Segura has waived his no-trade clause and has officially been traded by the Mariners alongside right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio and left-handed pitcher James Pazos to the Phillies.

He will become the latest high-profile player traded away by the Mariners, who are tearing down their roster in an effort to rebuild the team. Segura is expected to take over at shortstop for the Phillies unless they are successful in their bid for Manny Machado, which would likely move Segura to second base.

Segura, 28, slashed.304/.341/.415 with 91 runs, 29 doubles, and 20 stolen bases over 632 plate appearances for the Mariners in 2018.

With the Braves (signing Josh Donaldson), Mets (Robinson Cano trade) and Nationals (Yan Gomes trade) already making a splash, each bringing an All-Star into the NL East, the Phillies made their move less than a week before the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings commence in Las Vegas.

Philadelphia will start Segura at shortstop for the foreseeable future. He is under team control through 2023 and won't be arbitration-eligible until the 2021 season.

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On the surface, this deal helps the Phillies even aside from the fact that they acquired an immediate upgrade at shortstop, making the almost $70 million in salary they're taking on between Segura and Nicasio well worth it. He is a significant upgrade for the team and a big splash in the off-season for General Manager Matt Klentak.

J.P. Crawford, the 13th pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, played 49 games for the Phillies previous year.

There is speculation that the Phillies might actually be willing to sign both Machado and Harper.

Segura is owed $60 million through the 2022 season.

Crawford, 23, was the Phillies' first-round pick in 2013. He could be a quality lead-off man if that's the path the Phillies choose.

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