DENVER When Brewers manager Ron Roenicke called up shortstop Jean Segura from Double-A Huntsville a week ago, he was mum on how much the hot prospect would play in his first few games with the Brewers.
Six games later and Segura has started in every game, except for Monday's contest against the Rockies, begging the question: Why take him out of the lineup?
It appeared that Segura's absence might be due to injury, after he came up limping following a slide into home against the Astros on Sunday. But Roenicke explained that the injury wasn't the sole reason for giving Segura a day off.
"He's fine," Roenicke said. "Him not playing today is not necessarily that. Somewhere I wanted him to have a day off and get Cody (Ransom) back in there for a game. I thought today was a good day to do that."
Segura had been heating up at the plate in the last few games with six hits in his four most recent games and two RBI in that span.
Asked if Segura's lack of experience with a grueling major ...