Photo: Jon Wells
Jean Carlos Enrique Segura
Height: 5'10" Weight: 205
Bats/Throws: Right / Right
Born: 03/17/1990 in San Juan, Dominican Republic
Nickname: El Mambo
Family: Wife Kellen, sons Juan Diego and Giancarlo
Acquired: In trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks, with Mitch Haniger and Zac Curtis, for Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte (11/23/2016)
MLB Debut: 07/24/2012
Free Agent after: 2023 season
Twitter handle: @jeansegura02
Segura was so impressive in his first months with the M's that GM Jerry Dipoto signed him to a four-year contract extension before the All-Star break. It was a good move, too, locking up a talent that should be among the better top-of-the-order bats in the league for plenty more years. He ended 2017 with an even .300 average and stole 20+ bases for the 5th straight year. Segura did spend a fair chunk of time on the disabled list with a hamstring strain and later a sprained ankle, but has no other history of being injury-prone; hopefully we'll see what a full season of Jean Segura can do for the M's this year.
The Dominican shortstop had a bit of a scare while back in his native country last winter; he posted on social media that he'd been assaulted and robbed by the anti-narcotics division of the Dominican police. According to Segura, police armed with rifles stopped him on a highway, took him out of his car and threw him to the ground before taking his belongings and damaging his vehicle. Maybe in the future he'll spend more of his offseason time at his new $4.5 million, 6,400-square foot home in Bellevue.