Jean Segura is a new Marlin

MIAMI-. The marlins of Miami agreed to sign the infielder Jean Segura for two years and $17 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday.

The deal is contingent on Segura, a two-time All-Star, completing a physical, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins have not announced the signing.

It’s the first free agency move of the offseason for the Marlins, who are coming off a 69-93 season and their 12th losing season in the last 13 years. And they’ve seen NL East rivals Atlanta, Philadelphia and the New York Mets skimp on moves to try to improve their rosters; the Braves were World Series champions in 2021 and the Phillies won the NL title this year before losing to Houston in the Fall Classic.

Segura was with the Phillies in that World Series race. He hit .277 in 98 games, then hit .214 for Philadelphia in the postseason.

Miami will be Segura’s sixth team, in addition to the Phillies, he has played in Milwaukee, Seattle, Arizona and the Los Angeles Angels.

He is hitting .285 in 1,479 games over 11 seasons. Segura became a free agent in November when the Phillies declined the option to keep him in 2023 for $17 million.

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