Report: Jean Segura Traded to Phillies; Mariners Receive J.P. Crawford and More

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura follows through on a two-run single off Oakland Athletics' Cory Gearrin during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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The Seattle Mariners are reportedly continuing their fire sale by trading shortstop Jean Segura to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Sunday.

On Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic shared the latest on the package being exchanged in the trade:

Rosenthal first reported the two sides were in "serious talks" for a potential deal Sunday, noting that Segura has a full no-trade clause and would need to approve any deal.

The 28-year-old earned his second All-Star selection in 2018 while posting a .304 batting average with 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases. It was the third straight season he hit at least .300, and he has had at least 20 stolen bases in six straight years.

He could represent a major upgrade for the Phillies at shortstop over Scott Kingery, who hit just .226 last season.

Philadelphia would add a consistent hitter to the lineup as well as experience to an otherwise young roster trying to get back into the postseason.

On the other hand, Segura signed a five-year extension in 2017 worth $70 million, and he is owed $14.85 million in each of the next four years.

After Seattle traded James Paxton and reportedly agreed to deal Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, per ESPN.com, it's clear the team is trying to clear payroll and rebuild. Moving Segura would be the logical next move to get his salary off the books.

Crawford, 23, appeared in 49 games for the Phillies last season while posting a .214/.319/.393 slash line. He was considered the No. 16 prospect in the league by Baseball America before the 2018 season, via Baseball Reference.

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