The Mariners have agreed to a 5-year, $70 million extension with shortstop Jean Segura, according to Hector Gomez of Z101. Jon Morosi of MLB.com was first to report a deal was close.
Segura’s deal includes a $17 million option for 2023 and a full no-trade clause. It extends Seattle’s control for five years, as Segura was slated to become a free agent after the 2018 season.
Segura seems to have found a long-term home with the Mariners after being traded to them from the Diamondbacks following the 2016 season. The deal sent Segura, outfielder Mitch Haniger and lefty Zac Curtis to Seattle in exchange for starter Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte.
After he recorded a National League-high 203 hits while batting .319 for Arizona, Segura has been the M’s best player during a season in which they have been marred by injuries, slashing .341/.391/.462 with four homers. Segura is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a right high ankle sprain, but Seattle general manager Jerry Diputo expects him to be out 1-2 months. He is on a DL that includes ace Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Drew Smyly and Haniger.
Regardless, Segura’s deal gives them the great combination of him and All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano up the middle for the next few seasons. Cano is signed through 2023 after inking a 10-year, $240 million deal in 2014.
Segura is the latest Mariner to be locked up on a long-term basis, joining Cano (through 2023), Hernandez (through 2019) and Kyle Seager (through 2022). Three quarters of Seattle’s infield (Cano, Segura and Seager) are locked into place through the 2022 season.