Philadelphia Phillies near deal for Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura

Two-time All Star Jean Segura is the rumored next Mariners player to be traded

The Seattle Mariners Monday traded shortstop Jean Segura to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Players like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have been linked to the Phillies over the last couple of months since they were one of the teams in the best position to be able to afford these kind of big-name players.

MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday that the Phillies are in serious talks about a Jean Segura trade as the Mariners plan their next move after a trade sending Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets becomes official.

Segura, 28, slashed.304/.341/.415 with 91 runs, 29 doubles, and 20 stolen bases over 632 plate appearances for the Mariners in 2018. Doing so could cost them well over $600 million, though Philadelphia has plenty of money to spend with less than $70 million committed to players for next season before landing Segura. 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. Of his 1,080 swings, 527 were put in play, giving him the ninth-best contact rate at 48.8 percent.

Crawford, 23, hit.214 with three homers and 12 RBIs over 49 games last season with the Phillies.

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

Santana, 32, hit.229 with 24 home runs, 86 RBIs and a.766 OPS in 2018, his first season with Philadelphia after eight years with Cleveland.

He also drew 110 walks in 560 at-bats, which was the second-best mark of his career.

All in all, this trade works out for both teams as the Mariners get a cheaper option in Crawford, while the Phillies get an All-star infielder, who is only owed $58 million until 2022. Washington reportedly offered the outfielder a 10-year, $300 million contract on the final day of the 2018 regular season.

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