Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/19/14
This is what it's like to be a top prospect with the trade deadline approaching: You're always looking over your shoulder. Infielder Jean Segura was 2-for-3 for the Los Angeles Angels' Class AA Arkansas affiliate Saturday night when he was pulled from the game early. "I was a little bit surprised," he said the next day. "When they took me out of the game, I said, 'Wow.' I was so nervous. I thought I was being traded or I was in trouble." He wasn't. He was making the jump from Class AA to the big leagues -- a jump that Mike Trout and Garrett Richards made with the Los Angeles Angels last season. Segura, 22, was batting .294 for Arkansas and had participated in the All-Star Futures Game as the starting second baseman on the World Team. Segura got the call to Anaheim because shortstop Erick Aybar fouled a ball off his foot Saturday night. Two days later, Aybar is in a walking boot but not on the disabled list. X-rays showed a line on ...
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