Free agent Jean Segura is set to sign a two-year, $17 million deal with the Miami Marlins, multiple sources reported on Wednesday night. This is set to be the Marlins’ first free agency deal of the offseason.
Segura spent the past four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, however, the team decided last month against triggering his $17 million option. Instead, the team opted to pay him a $1 million buyout.
The two-time All-Star played 98 games last season, missing two months of action due to picking up a fracture in his right index finger. During that time, he hit .277 with 10 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 45 runs. This was also the veteran’s first time appearing in the MLB postseason, during which he delivered a key hit during the Phillies’ Game 3 victory over the San Diego Padres in the NLCS.
A career .285 hitter with 107 home runs, 712 runs, and 492 RBIs, Segura has also played full seasons for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, and Seattle Mariners.
Last season, the veteran appeared mostly at second base for the Phillies, in addition to playing at shortstop and third on occasion.