Mariners Trade Jean Segura to Phillies for Santana, Crawford

Mariners Trade Jean Segura to Phillies for Santana, Crawford

The Phillies have acquired infielder Jean Segura, right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio and left-handed pitcher James Pazos from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielders J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana, the club announced tonight. When it happens, the Mariners won't even be close to concluding their business this offseason, as they will continue to tear everything down for a massive rebuild.

This past season, Segura hit.304/.341/.415 along with 10 home runs and 61 RBI. They'd probably be better off prioritizing Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, as offense was a big issue for the team last season.

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. Crawford was once one of Philadelphia's top prospects.

For reasons that are hard to explain, the Mariners seem to be willing to move on from numerous key players this offseason, whether it happens to be Segura or Robinson Cano, who will coincidentally be joining the NL East as well after a trade to the New York Mets. Of his 1,080 swings, 527 were put in play, giving him the ninth-best contact rate at 48.8 percent. Segura is regarded as an above-average defender, meaning he should help the Phillies' porous defense.

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The Phillies are also able to move on from J.P. Crawford. Crawford hit just.214 with 18 RBIs in 72 games over the last two seasons.

Crawford, 23, was the Phillies' first-round pick in 2013.

"Carlos Santana has been among the most durable players in the big leagues over the last eight years and has been a fixture in the middle of lineups during that time", Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a press release. He could be a quality lead-off man if that's the path the Phillies choose.

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