The injury-riddled Milwaukee Brewers suffered yet another blow Sunday when shortstop Jean Segura left after four innings of what turned out to be an 8-7, 11-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a left-quadriceps contusion. Segura was injured in the third inning when he took a throw from first baseman Yuniesky Betancourt with Gerardo Parra bearing down on him. Parra, attempting to break up the double play, slid late and hard, taking out Segura's left leg and sending him tumbling to the dirt. Segura remained down for a bit, eventually got up and remained in the game but was lifted heading into the fifth inning by manager Ron Roenicke. He's being listed as day to day by the Brewers, who are already without sluggers Ryan Braun (neck spasms) and Aramis Ramirez (knee) and playing with a short bench as they head out on a six-game road trip to Chicago and St. Louis. "When I got hit, it was pretty sore. Now it feels better," said Segura. "We'll see in the next couple days how it feels." Manager and player had differing views as to whether Parra's slide was within the confines of the game. Betancourt didn't field the ball cleanly at first, which made the play closer at second base than it otherwise would have been. "He was going in there thinking he's going to have to break up two," Roenicke said of Parra. "By the time he gets that close to 'Seggy,' he doesn't know that Yuni bobbles that ball. So I thought it was fine." Said Segura: "I don't think it's all right. I think it was a little dirty." If Segura is out for any length of time, it will deprive a struggling Brewers lineup of what's been its hottest hitter to date. Segura came into the game hitting .500 before going 0 for 2 to snap his five-game hitting streak. Segura hit third Sunday for the first time in his career. "He's swinging the bat really well, and he did in the spring," Roenicke said of Segura before the game. "So I think with the options we have, I like him there."
Jean Segura listed as day to day
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Apr 8