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Mariners lock up shortstop Jean Segura with 5-year deal

The Seattle Mariners signed shortstop Jean Segura to a new five-year contract on Wednesday that brings stability to what has been a position of flux for more than a decade.

Terms of the contract were not released, but reports have the deal being worth $70 million. The contract goes from 2018-2022 and includes a club option for the 2023 season. It takes up the final year that Segura was arbitration-eligible. He was originally set to become a free agent after the 2018 season.

Segura was the centerpiece of one of Seattle's biggest offseason moves, being acquired from Arizona as part of a five-player trade. After leading the National League in hits last season, Segura has not...

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