Mariners trade SS Segura to Phillies

The Seattle Mariners traded All-Star shortstop Jean Segura to the Philadelphia Phillies for shortstop J.P. Crawford and first baseman Carlos Santana, both teams announced on Monday.

The Mariners also sent right-hander Juan Nicasio and left-hander James Pazos to the Phillies.

Segura earned his second All-Star selection in 2018 and batted .302 with 21 home runs and 42 steals in two seasons with the Mariners. He has a career average of .287 over seven seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Mariners.

Crawford, who turns 24 next month, appeared in a combined 72 games for the Phillies in 2017 and 2018 and batted .214 with three homers and 18 RBIs. He has been one of Philadelphia’s top-ranked prospects since he was drafted in the first round in 2013.

Santana, 32, played in 161 games in his first season with Philly in 2018 and hit .229 with 24 homers, 86 RBIs and 110 walks. The nine-year veteran has a career average of .247 with 198 home runs and 673 RBIs and spent his first eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians.

“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 news release. “He gets on base, he does damage at the plate and is quite an underrated first baseman.

“J.P. Crawford gives us a young shortstop, who is very athletic and fills up the tool box; he hits, he runs, he plays defense, he throws, he has power. For the last four years running, he’s been among the top-20 prospects in baseball.”

Nicasio, 32, went 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 46 appearances for the Mariners last season. Overall, the eight-year pro is 38-43 with a 4.64 ERA in 315 appearances (82 starts).

Pazos, 27, went 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 60 appearances last season. He is 9-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 137 career relief outings over four seasons.

–Field Level Media

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