Guardians Release Former 2-Time All-Star Minutes After Trading For Him

Just six months after signing a $17M contract, his services are no longer needed—on two different teams. Minutes after a deal that sent former 2-time All-Star infielder Jean Segura from the Miami Marlins to the Cleveland Guardians, he was released by the Guards. 

The move doesn't come cheaply. Segura will still be owed the rest of his salary this year (approximately $3.5M), $8.5M for next season plus a $2M buyout for '25.

The 33-year-old veteran was signed by the Marlins in free agency last winter to a 2-year, $17M deal, but simply didn't bring the offense the Fish were hoping for from the former All-Star (2018, 2013). Segura batted just .219 with a .556 OPS, with a meager OPS+ of 54.

The Guardians have no need for an aging infielder, as they've got Andres Giminez locked in at second base, and several high-end prospects to try out at shortstop, starting right now with Gabriel Arias. And then at third base, Segura's other position, the Guards have some guy named Jose Ramirez.

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