The M’s new shortstop credits his fellow Dominican for helping fix his swing, which led to last year’s breakout season.
The question came from a fan during one of the “Dugout Discussions” at Mariners’ FanFest on Saturday.
Jean Segura was asked: “What was your reaction when you found out you would be playing next to your friend, Robinson Cano?”
Segura broke into a grin and raised his hands over his head, imitating a celebration that was part dance and part hand waving. It drew a roar from the crowd.
The Mariners hope Segura will have fans making similar reactions to his play this season after acquiring him from the Diamondbacks along with outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Zac Curtis in exchange for pitcher Taijuan Walker and last year’s starting shortstop Ketel Marte.