The Philadelphia Phillies traded first baseman Carlos Santana and shortstop J.P. Crawford to the Seattle Mariners on Monday for two-time All-Star Jean Segura, right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio, and lefty James Pazos, the team announced.
Segura, 28, posted a .304/.341/.415 slash line with 10 home runs last year for Seattle. The shortstop reportedly received a $1-million assignment bonus for waiving his no-trade clause, a source tells Jayson Stark of The Athletic. The clause will stay in effect through 2022, the end of his contract.
The 32-year-old Nicasio is coming off a down year in which he posted a 6.00 ERA, but his peripheral numbers lined up with his 2017 breakout campaign. Over 42 innings, the right-hander punched out 29 percent of batters while walking 2.7 percent. Pazos, 27, posted a 2.88 ERA across 50 innings out of the Seattle bullpen in 2018.
In return, the Mariners acquire the 23-year-old Crawford, who was once ranked as the top prospect in the Phillies' system and one of the best in all of baseball. The shortstop owns a .214/.333/.358 slash line in 72 games at the major-league level.
Santana, meanwhile, is a veteran first baseman who signed a three-year, $60-million contract with the Phillies last winter. The 32-year-old authored a .229/.352/.414 slash line with 24 home runs in his first season in Philadelphia.
This trade is the latest move in what has already been a busy offseason for general manager Jerry Dipoto and the rest of the Mariners' front office. Seattle recently finalized a trade sending Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets. The Mariners also traded left-handed ace James Paxton to the New York Yankees on Nov. 19.