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Seattle Mariners Avoid Arbitration With Jean Segura

Jean Segura, who the Mariners acquired in a blockbuster before Thanksgiving, agrees to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.

The Seattle Mariners have been amongst one of the busiest teams this offseason. The team was able to avoid arbitration with one of their many new acquisitions of the winter, Jean Segura. Segura and the Mariners have agreed on a one-year deal worth $6.2 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Segura was traded by the Diamondbacks this offseason to the Mariners. Last season, Segura recorded 203 hits in the regular season, en route to a .319/.368/.499 (124 OPS+) slash line over 694 plate appearances, along with 20 home runs and 64 runs batted in.

It was his first 200-hit season of his career, and the first in the big leagues since 2014. He also became one of only eight players in major-league history to record 200 hits (203), 30 stolen bases (33), 40 doubles (41), and 20 home runs (20) in one season. He truly had a career year, finishing 13th in NL MVP voting. 

The more time Segura has spent in this league, the more success he has had. He has really developed himself into a fine young ballplayer. He will look to continue his success batting at the top of a very strong lineup in Seattle, as he was traded earlier in the offseason from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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