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Jean Segura and Mariners agree to five-year, $70-million deal

Jean Segura and Mariners agree to five-year, $70-million deal

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract with shortstop Jean Segura covering 2018-22, a deal that brings stability to what has been a position of flux for more than a decade.

Segura is making $6.2 million this year and would have been eligible for free agency following the 2018 season. The contract announced Wednesday calls for a $3 million signing bonus, a $9-million salary next season and $14.25 million in each of the following four years. Seattle has a $17-million option for 2023 with a $1-million buyout. Segura gets a full-no trade provision.

Segura was the centerpiece of one of Seattle's biggest offseason moves, being...

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