Report: Yankees tried to pry Jean Segura from Seattle
Last night’s big news -- the Yankees acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners -- might’ve been even bigger if the Yankees had gotten their way: they were trying to land shortstop Jean Segura too. That’s the report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, anyway.
Getting Segura would make a ton of sense for the Yankees given that Didi Gregorius is going to miss a big chunk of next season. Segura, who will turn 29 in March, has hit .308/.353/.449 over the past three seasons. He’d cost some prospects, but he wouldn’t cost the kind of money another possible option -- signing Manny Machado -- might cost.
Worth watching the Yankees regarding any available shortstop, obviously.