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Mariners return from rehab and activate SS Jean Segura

INF Tyler Smith optioned to AAA Tacoma

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

  • Jean Segura, INF, returned from rehab and activated from AAA Tacoma.
  • Tyler Smith, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

Segura, 27, hit .125 (1x8) with 2 runs during 2 rehab games with AAA Tacoma. He was placed on the disabled list after being removed from the June 1 game against Colorado in the top of the 5th inning. He was hitting .341 (62x182) with 29 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 20 RBI, a .391 on-base percentage and an .852 OPS in 43 games with Seattle this season. He ranks 2nd in the American League in batting with a mark of .341 (62x182), percentage points behind Tampa Bay's Corey Dickerson (.341/73x214). This is his second stint on the 10-day disabled list this season; he was placed on the DL April 11-April 24 with a strained right hamstring after injuring himself on April 10 vs. Houston. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound infielder was acquired from Arizona along with Mitch Haniger (of) and Zac Curtis (lhp) on Nov. 23, 2016. In six Major League seasons, he has hit .284 (747x2631) with 342 runs, 105 doubles, 31 triples, 47 home runs, 228 RBI and 136 stolen bases in 675 career games. He was signed by Los Angeles-AL as a non-drafted international free agent on Jan. 22, 2007 before spending time in the Milwaukee (2012-15) and Arizona (2016) organizations.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

  • Jean Segura, INF, returned from rehab and activated from AAA Tacoma.
  • Tyler Smith, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

Segura, 27, hit .125 (1x8) with 2 runs during 2 rehab games with AAA Tacoma. He was placed on the disabled list after being removed from the June 1 game against Colorado in the top of the 5th inning. He was hitting .341 (62x182) with 29 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 20 RBI, a .391 on-base percentage and an .852 OPS in 43 games with Seattle this season. He ranks 2nd in the American League in batting with a mark of .341 (62x182), percentage points behind Tampa Bay's Corey Dickerson (.341/73x214). This is his second stint on the 10-day disabled list this season; he was placed on the DL April 11-April 24 with a strained right hamstring after injuring himself on April 10 vs. Houston. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound infielder was acquired from Arizona along with Mitch Haniger (of) and Zac Curtis (lhp) on Nov. 23, 2016. In six Major League seasons, he has hit .284 (747x2631) with 342 runs, 105 doubles, 31 triples, 47 home runs, 228 RBI and 136 stolen bases in 675 career games. He was signed by Los Angeles-AL as a non-drafted international free agent on Jan. 22, 2007 before spending time in the Milwaukee (2012-15) and Arizona (2016) organizations.

Smith, 25 (turns 26 July 1), is batting .188 (3x16) with 2 runs, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk and a .263 on-base percentage in 10 games with Seattle this season. Smith recorded his first MLB hit in his first at-bat, doubling on June 2 against Tampa Bay. He recorded a multi-hit game June 12 at Minnesota, going 2-for-5. At AAA Tacoma this year, Smith has hit .265 (45x170) with 19 runs, 8 doubles, 5 home runs, 18 RBI, 19 walks and a .344 on-base percentage in 50 games. He has hit safely in 7-of-his-last-8 games with the Rainiers (5/23-30), batting .323 (10x31) with 3 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 RBI. In five minor league seasons with Seattle, he has hit .279 (474x1698) with 227 runs, 90 doubles, 13 triples, 25 home runs and 169 RBI with a .359 on-base percentage in 465 games. He was selected by Seattle in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR).

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