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The Phillies acquired Jean Segura, James Pazos, Juan Nicasio and, hopefully, Pazos' beautiful mustache

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto's busy offseason kicked into another gear on Monday, with Seattle sending shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers James Pazos and Juan Nicasio to Philadelphia in exchange for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana. 
The Phillies are receiving known commodities in Segura (a 2018 All-Star who hit .304/.341/.415) and Nicasio (an eight-year veteran who's had some strong seasons out of the bullpen in recent years) -- but with Pazos, they could very well be acquiring one of the best mustaches in the game: 

A caveat: It appears Pazos, a valuable bullpen arm for Seattle in '17 and '18 who racked up 110 strikeouts in just under 104 innings of work, shaved this mustache last season after reporting to Spring Training Photo Day. 
Here's hoping it makes a dramatic return when Pazos lines up for his Phillies Photo Day debut next spring ... 

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