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