The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres are progressing on a potential trade that would send pitcher Mike Leake and shortstop to Jean Segura to San Diego, while sending outfielder Wil Myers to Seattle, according to Ken Rosenthal.
#Padres have discussed a trade with #Mariners in which they would acquire SS Jean Segura and RHP Mike Leake for OF Wil Myers, sources tell The Athletic. Leake would need to waive his no-trade clause for deal to occur, and also is weighing other potential options, one source says.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 20, 2018
Although it appears the two sides are already progressing steadily in trade talks, there is plenty in the way of this trade being completed, including the fact that both Segura and Leake would have to waive their full no-trade clauses.
If completed, this would be the second trade for both teams in the past two days. Yesterday, the Mariners sent pitcher James Paxton to the New York Yankees in exchange for a trio of minor-leaguers. Earlier today, the Padres sent relief pitcher Colten Brewer to the Boston Red Sox for a low-level second baseman.
Mike Leake, who turned 31-years old just over a week ago, is coming off his ninth season in the majors, when he made 31 starts, going 10-10 with a 4.36 ERA. Over 185.2 innings this past season, the veteran righty allowed 98 runs on 207 hits (including 23 home runs) while walking 34 batters and striking out 119. Leake is under contract for two more years (through the end of the 2020 season), when his five-year, $80 million contract will expire. However, Leake does have a mutual option that can be exercised that would essentially extend him for one season at $18 million.
Jean Segura, 28, is coming off his seventh big-league season, when he played in 144 games, slashing .304/.341/.415 with 63 runs batted in on 178 hits, including 10 home runs. He stole 20 bases on 31 attempts, while walking 32 times and striking out 69. Segura is under contract for at least four more seasons, when his five-year, $70 million extension expires following the 2022 season. However, Segura could be under contract through 2023, since he has a one-year club option for that year, worth $17 million.
Wil Myers, who turns 28-years old in twenty days, is coming off just a 83-game season due to a left foot contusion. He slashed just .253/.318/.446, knocking in 39 runs on 79 hits, including 11 homers. He successfully stole 13 bases, while getting caught stealing just once. He walked 30 times, while striking out 94, and tallying 37 extra-base hits. Myers signed a six-year, $83 million deal back in the start of 2017, so Myers is locked up under his current contract through the 2022 season, with a one-year club option for the 2023 season, worth $20 million. Myers’s contract is divided up so that he earned just $2 million in 2018, will earn $3 million in 2019, and then $20 million per year for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Although the deal is far from complete, there is a trade in the works, and it could be finalized soon.