MIAMI (AP)The Miami Marlins and infielder Jean Segura finalized a $17 million, two-year contract on Wednesday.
The deal includes a club option for a third year.
Segura, a two-time All Star, batted .277 with a .336 on-base percentage in 98 games last season with the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies. He hit .214 for Philadelphia in the postseason.
Segura, 32, adds infield depth to a Marlins team that hasn’t been competitive recently in the tough NL East.
Miami went 69-93 last year for its second straight losing season and 12th in the last 13 years. It went 31-29 and made the playoffs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Segura spent the past four seasons with Philadelphia. He also has played for the Angels (2012), Brewers (2012-15), Diamondbacks (2016) and Mariners (2017-18). He has played shortstop, second and third base in his career with a .974 fielding percentage.
To make room on the roster for Segura, the Marlins designated for assignment infielder Charles Leblanc, who hit .263 with a .320 on-base percentage last season.
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