Mets get Cano, Diaz and cash from Mariners in 7-player trade

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The New York Mets have ac­quired long­time star sec­ond base­man Robin­son Cano and ma­jor league saves leader Ed­win Diaz from the Seat­tle Mariners in a seven-player trade.

The Mets also got cash from the re­build­ing Mariners in the deal Mon­day.

Seat­tle re­ceived out­fielder Jay Bruce, re­liever Anthony Swarzak and three prospects: former first-round draft picks Justin Dunn and Jarred Ke­lenic plus right-han­der Ger­son Bautista.

The Philadel­phia Phillies ac­quired two-time All-Star short­stop Jean Se­gura from the Seat­tle Mariners for vet­eran slug­ger Car­los San­tana and in­fielder J.P. Craw­ford on Mon­day.

The Phillies also get left-han­der James Pa­zos and righty Juan Ni­ca­sio in the trade.

No­table

Kikuchi avail­able: Star Ja­panese left-han­der Yu­sei Kikuchi will be avail­able to ma­jor league teams start­ing Tues­day, with the New York Yan­kees ex­pected to be among those in­ter­ested.

The 27-year-old Seibu Lions ace will have un­til Jan. 2 to sign a con­tract with a big league club. Kikuchi was 14-4 with 3.08 ERA this sea­son, and was 16-6 with a 1.97 ERA the pre­vi­ous year. Mar­lins: Former home run cham­pion Pe­dro Al­varez has signed a mi­nor league con­tract with the Mi­ami Mar­lins and will at­tend spring train­ing as a non­roster in­vi­tee.

Oth­ers sign­ing mi­nor league deals with Mi­ami in­clude out­fielder Gabriel Guer­rero, the nephew of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guer­rero, who bat­ted .293 in the Cincin­nati Reds’ mi­nor league sys­tem this year; Bryan Ho­la­day, Mi­ami’s backup catcher this year; in­fielder Dixon Machado, a .227 ca­reer hit­ter with Detroit; and in­fielder Deven Mar­rero, a .197 ca­reer hit­ter with Bos­ton and Ari­zona.

Red Sox: Bos­ton ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion to the White House to cel­e­brate its World Se­ries cham­pi­onship. A date hasn’t been set yet.

Team pres­i­dent Sam Kennedy says it’s up to play­ers to de­cide whether they want to at­tend.

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