Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

MLB Rumors: Jean Segura trade to Phillies likely coming soon

MLB Rumors: Jean Segura trade to Phillies likely coming soon

The Seattle Mariners have traded infielder Jean Segura, along with pitchers James Pazos and Juan Nicasio to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for infielders Carlos Santana and J.P. Crawford. 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.

In 2018, Segura hit.304/.341/.415 with 10 home runs and 20 steals.

For the past few weeks the Phillies and their future could not be discussed without mentioning Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

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. Defensively, Segura has appeared in 763 career games at shortstop and 142 games at second base.

For this deal to take place, the 28-year-old Segura waived his no-trade clause. He is under team control through 2023 and won't be arbitration-eligible until the 2021 season.

With all due respect to J.P. Crawford since the potential always seemed to be there, the addition of Segura would clearly be an upgrade at the position. Last year, in 49 games, the 2013 first-round pick hit.214/.319/.393 with three home runs and 12 RBIs.

If the trade is completed, it will end Crawford's time with the Phillies, a stint that many would consider a disapointment.

Crawford, 23, has appeared in 72 Major League Baseball games with the Phillies over the past two seasons.

After reportedly reaching a deal to acquire Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners, the Phillies are reportedly still interested in signing at least one of the bigger free agents available. Adding Segura to the picture still leaves the Phillies options if Machado chooses the City of Brotherly Love.

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