The Philadelphia Phillies can look forward to an upgrade in their offense now that Jean Segura is a part of the team.
The team has traded the professional baseball infielder from the Seattle Mariners to the Philadelphia Phillies.
This move was in exchange for professional baseball shortstop and infielder John Paul Crawford and Carlos Santana, the professional baseball first baseman.
In the infield, Segura is viewed as a positive driver for the Philadelphia Phillies. For the previous baseball seasons, he has demonstrated a solid performance in terms of offense.
His integrated 7.2 offensive wins above replacement (WAR) have earned him the eleventh spot of the best among all the middle infielders.
This year, Segura had 10 home runs, scored 91 runs, and 63 Runs Batted In (RBIs), marking an outstanding baseball season.
With 20 stolen bases, he also hit .304, .341 on-base percentage, .415 slugging percentage, and 29 doubles (2B) in 632 plate appearances (PAs).
For approving the baseball deal with the Philadelphia team, Segura received a $1-million bonus.
He will be playing with the Philadelphia Phillies until 2022. Segura’s contract states that he will receive annual compensation of $14.25 million.
In addition, for the 2023 season, the former Seattle Mariners player has a $17-million baseball team option.
Besides the Seattle Mariners, Segura has also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Los Angeles Angels.
Marking his stellar baseball career, the 28-year-old has played at the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game while on a playing stint with the Milwaukee Brewers.
In 2016, Segura led the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs with an impressive 203 hits.
The professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic also contributed in the national baseball team of his country during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Acquiring Segura is a part of the second major agreement for the Seattle baseball team today.
Since the start of November, he is the sixth Seattle Mariners player which the team has let go of in exchange for new players.
The other players are second baseman Robinson Cano and pitcher, Edwin Diaz, who are now both with the New York Mets. James Paxton now plays as pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Michael Zunino is a catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Alexander Colome is now a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.