M's Sign Segura Thru 2022 Season
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.