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M's Sign Segura Thru 2022 Season

Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura watches a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's wbaseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE, Wa - The Seattle Mariners gained a sense of stability by signing shortstop Jean Segura to a five-year contract extension worth $70 million. The deal was announced prior to Wednesday night's walk-off victory over the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field.

While the exact terms of the contract extension were not announced, the contract will keep Segura in a Mariners uniform through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 season. The deal also includes a no-trade clause.

Segura, along with outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Zac Curtis, was acquired in a trade this past off-season with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitcher Taijuan Walker and shortstop Ketel Marte.

Although Segura has battled injuries this season with two stints on the 10-day disabled list he currently leads the American League with a .341 batting average.

The Mariners will go for the sweep tonight as they conclude a three-game series with the Twins before opening a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

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