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Jean Segura gives the Miami Marlins defensive flexibility after agreeing to a two-year deal worth $17 million. Reuters/Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports


  • The Marlins have signed Jean Segura to a two-year deal worth $17 million
  • Segura us expected to take over the spot of Miguel Rojas
  • Segura may also play second base if Jazz Chisholm gets sidelined by an injury

The Miami Marlins' search for a shortstop has come to an end following reports that Jean Segura has been signed to a two-year deal worth $17 million.

According to MLB Insider Hector Gomez, the 32-year-old shortstop agreed to the multiyear pact that would give the team a big upgrade from Miguel Rojas who failed to meet expectations.

The Marlins were skimming the market for an upgrade this offseason, a shortstop who could fare better than Rojas.

Rojas had a disappointing performance last MLB season, slashing .236/.283/.323 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 140 games.

The Venezuelan infielder spent the last eight seasons of his career in Miami and is under contract through the 2023 campaign with a salary of $4.5 million.

In Segura, the Marlins also get some defensive flexibility since he is someone who can also play second base.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is expected to start at second base for Miami next MLB season.

However, the Dominican would be an able backup in case Chisholm gets sidelined with an injury.

Chisholm played just 60 games last season because of a stress fracture in his back.

The Marlins are also hoping to get the same level of performance that Segura had with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Last MLB season, the sensational shortstop hit .277/.336/.387 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 98 games to help the Phillies finish third in the NL East with an 87-75 record.

Before the Phillies, Segura also had a stint with other MLB teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels.

From those stints, the best season that Segura had was in 2016 with the D-Backs.

That year, the All-Star player normed .319/.368/.499 with 20 home runs, 64 RBI, and 33 stolen bases in 153 games.

In addition, Segura finished 13th in National League MVP voting at the time.

For the Marlins, the team is looking to do better in 2023.

They finished fourth in the NL East with a 69-93 win-loss record and missed the postseason for the second-straight year.

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The Miami Marlins finally get a veteran shortstop, signing Jean Segura to a two year deal for the 2023 MLB season. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images