The prior week in MLB was about an American League team signing an infielder to an extension, an outfielder in the National League had a very historic game earlier this week, and a struggling reliever gets traded.
Mariners Sign Segura to Five-Year Extension
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a five-year extension with infielder Jean Segura worth $70 million, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 7, 2017
The Mariners acquired Segura during the offseason by sending starting pitcher Taijuan Walker to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a five-player deal.
Segura has proven to be an asset for Mariners in 2017. He leads the AL with a .342 batting average while collecting 10 doubles, four home runs, 20 RBIs, seven stolen bases and a solid .852 OPS.
The infielder has added another dimension to their lineup.
He is currently on the disabled list with an ankle injury and could be out of action for two months says Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, per Dave Mahler of Sports Radio 950 KJR.
Dipoto on Jean Segura: “It’s more likely to be a month than 10 days, which is a somewhat optimistic view. Could be as much as 2 months.”
— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) June 3, 2017
Segura is a major part of the Mariners having success not only this season but in the future as well, and the club was smart to lock him up to an extension.
Reds Gennett Crushes Way to History
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scooter Gennett had a performance for the ages in Tuesday’s contest against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Gennett crushed four home runs in that game, and that accomplishment etched his name in the record books, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Scooter Gennett: 17th player in MLB history with a 4-HR game (1st since Josh Hamilton in 2012) pic.twitter.com/sixuN3iJsz
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 7, 2017
This was just the 17th time in MLB history that a player has completed a four-homer game.
He not only had four moonshots but tallied 10 RBIs in the game as well.
It marked the first time a Reds player had amassed 10 RBIs since Walker Cooper on July 6, 1939, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The last #Reds player to drive in 10 runs before Scooter Gennett did tonight? Walker Cooper on July 6, 1939.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 7, 2017
Gennett will remember this game for several years as it was a significant career milestone for him.
Giants Acquire Dyson
The San Francisco Giants have acquired reliever Sam Dyson plus cash considerations from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 7, 2017
The Rangers had designated him for assignment a couple of days ago as it’s been a monumental struggle for him this season.
The right-hander compiled a 10.80 ERA in 17 games (16.2 innings) with six home runs surrendered, 12 walks issued, a 9.09 FIP and four blown saves.
Dyson failing to find any success on the mound in 2017 was a major shock considering what transpired a year ago.
He accumulated 2.43 ERA in 73 games (70.1 innings), striking out 55 batters, yielding just five home runs, and saving 38 games in 43 opportunities.
The Giants are hopeful that Dyson can regain that dominating form that he showed in 2016 and be an asset in their bullpen.
- Chris is a 29-year old New Jersey native whose favorite sports team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously attended Western New England College to study Sports Management. Chris has been following the Diamondbacks since he was 12. You can find him on Twitter at @aecanada12.
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