Found August 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
PLAYERS: Jean Segura
TEAMS: Milwaukee Brewers
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 league schedule would lead to more days off for physical purposes, Roenicke seemed confident that it wouldn't. "Physically, he's pretty solid," Roenicke said. "I don't think physically he'll have a problem." And considering how much more comfortable Segura has looked at the plate as of late, the young shortstop may not get many days off for the rest of the season. "He's still rolling over some stuff that I'm sure he doesn't like doing," Roenicke said. "But I see better at-bats. I like what he's doing at short so far. I think we're all happy with what we see. He can run too. My gosh, he can run." Follow Ryan Kartje on Twitter.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Rogers on paternity list, Bianchi comes up

Mark Rogers is having quite the month. First, the right-hander has taken advantage of another chance at pitching in the big leagues, now he's becoming a father for the first time. Returning home to Arizona for the birth of his first child, Rogers was placed on the paternity list by the Brewers on Monday. The move allows Milwaukee to add an extra bat to its bench for two days...

Second-half improvement typical for Ramirez

MILWAUKEE Aramis Ramirez is not known for getting out of the gates quickly. In his 15 seasons of major league service, Ramirez has held a .300 batting average just three times before June 1st. He's had multiple years -- three to be exact -- that began with an average under .200 in the season's first month. April is also Ramirez's worst month in his career in terms of...

Brewers suffering ugly trend early in games

DENVER Before Monday's matchup with the Rockies began, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was asked about how the struggles of Colorado's starting staff compared to the struggles of his own bullpen. He quickly explained that, although losses in the eighth and the ninth innings have been particularly hard to stomach this season in Milwaukee that losses rooted in the first few...

Brewers 5, Astros 3

Yovani Gallardo handled Houston once again and Corey Hart homered as the Milwaukee Brewers broke a 11-game road skid, beating the Astros 5-3 on Sunday. Milwaukee won on the road for the first time since July 8 at Houston in its last game before the All-Star break. The Brewers had been swept at the Reds, Phillies and Cardinals since then. Gallardo (11-8) allowed three runs and struck...

Fiers gets first taste of Coors Field

Mike Fiers has been a bright spot for the Milwaukee Brewers, who hope to see him in the discussion for some postseason honors. Fiers, who took a perfect game into the seventh inning of his last start, will make his first appearance at Coors Field on Monday night when the Brewers visit the Colorado Rockies. Milwaukee (52-61) snapped an 11-game road losing streak with a 5-3 win over...

Astros can't recapture magic against Brewers

HOUSTON (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo handled Houston once again and Corey Hart homered as the Milwaukee Brewers broke a 11-game road skid, beating the Astros 5-3 on Sunday. Milwaukee won on the road for the first time since July 8 at Houston in its last game before the All-Star break. The Brewers had been swept at the Reds, Phillies and Cardinals since then. Gallardo (11-8) allowed...

Losing Fielder hasn't hurt Brewers' offense

MILWAUKEE With just 40 games left in the 2012 season, we're about at the time where fingers are pointed, scapegoats are made, and blame is passed as fans question what could have been. What if the bullpen hadn't struggled so much? What if the Brewers had uncovered Mike Fiers earlier? What if injuries hadn't ravaged the clubhouse in May? Then there's an even bigger...

Brewers-Rockies Preview

Mike Fiers has been a bright spot for the Milwaukee Brewers, who hope to see him in the discussion for some postseason honors. Fiers, who took a perfect game into the seventh inning of his last start, will make his first appearance at Coors Field on Monday night when the Brewers visit the Colorado Rockies. Milwaukee (52-61) snapped an 11-game road losing streak with a 5-3 win over...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.