3 former Phillies fan favorites still without a job heading toward spring training

Will our former friends find new homes before spring training starts in February?
Former Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins has yet to sign in free agency
Former Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins has yet to sign in free agency / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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Jean Segura

Jean Segura spent four seasons in a Philadelphia Phillies jersey after being acquired in a December 2018 deal that sent Carlos Santana and J.P. Crawford to the Seattle Mariners. On paper, the deal looks lopsided in the Mariners' favor, but Segura became a key member of the first Phillies team to make it to the World Series since 2009.

Segura put up some solid numbers when healthy for the Phillies from 2019 to 2023. In 427 games, he batted .281 with 43 home runs and 176 RBI to go along with 459 hits. Primarily a shortstop earlier in his career, Segura found himself playing second base for the Phillies.

He held that position until the emergence of Bryson Stott as an everyday player in 2023. Between Stott becoming the second baseman of the future and the Phillies signing of Trea Turner last offseason, the writing was on the wall for Segura's time in Philadelphia.

Segura signed a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins in 2023, and nothing seemed to go right during his time in Miami. Expected to provide a veteran presence for a young ballclub, Segura battled injuries and only appeared in 85 games last season. At the plate, he hit a career-worst .219 with three home runs and 21 RBI and only collected 66 hits in 301 at-bats.

Jean Segura's free agent market has been quiet so far, but it's not a stretch to believe a rebuilding team could show interest in the potential for a bounce-back season in 2024.