Mariners' Jean Segura traded to Phillies in five-player deal

Jean Segura

That's why it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the team's first big move of the offseason is expected to be one of many.

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.

The Seattle Mariners are continuing to trade away veteran players, with shortstop Jean Segura being the latest to be moved.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Segura still has to agree to waive his no-trade clause before the trade can be processed. Last week, the Mariners made a decision to trade Robinson Cano to the New York Mets and now the Mariners are shipping the All-Star shortstop to the Philadelphia Phillies.

With the trade for Segura, the infield is beginning to look pretty crowded.

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In 586 at-bats, Segura only had 69 strikeouts and 32 walks but had an impressive batting average of.303 with RISP (runners in scoring position).

With the potential addition of the 28-year-old All-star that should help the Phillies solve some of their RISP issues.

The Mariners would likely receive J.P. Crawford in return. Crawford, on the other hand, had a fielding percentage of.933 in limited action at shortstop, while Kingery posted a solid fielding percentage of.975.

If the trade is completed, it will end Crawford's time with the Phillies, a stint that many would consider a disapointment. Last season, he finished with a.214/.319/.393 slash line and hit three home runs in 138 plate appearances. Of his 1,080 swings, 527 were put in play, giving him the ninth-best contact rate at 48.8 percent.

He hit.229 with 24 home runs and 86 RBIs in 2018. "He gets on base, he does damage at the plate and is quite an underrated first baseman". His contract has a club option for the 2021 season worth $17.5 million with a $500,000 buyout.

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