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Mariners, Padres discussing trade involving Jean Segura, Mike Leake, per report

Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus is forced out at second as Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura makes the throw to first to complete a double play on Nomar Mazara during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus is forced out at second as Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura makes the throw to first to complete a double play on Nomar Mazara during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) AP

The San Diego Padres are the latest team to enter talks with the Mariners about a potential trade involving shortstop Jean Segura, according to The Athletic.

It reported that the Mariners, per sources, were discussing trading Segura and right-handed pitcher Mike Leake in a deal that would bring outfielder Wil Myers to Seattle. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi later confirmed that the clubs are talking.

Segura and Leake both have no-trade clauses and would need to approve any deals.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Padres?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Padres</a> have discussed a trade with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mariners?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mariners</a> in which they would acquire SS Jean Segura and RHP Mike Leake for OF Wil Myers, sources tell The Athletic. Leake would need to waive his no-trade clause for deal to occur, and also is weighing other potential options, one source says.</p>&mdash; Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1065009303956926465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The salary dump would be about even for both teams. Myers, 27, has four more seasons remaining on his six-year, $83 million contract. Segura, 28, has four years, $58 million remaining on his deal and Leake, 31, is owed $27 million over the next two seasons.

The Athletic reported that the deal was not thought to be close to finalized, just that the clubs are discussing.

The Mariners already traded left-hander James Paxton to the New York Yankees for three prospects and catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia were traded to the Rays as part of a deal for outfielder Mallex Smith.

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.

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