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MILWAUKEE The injury bug continued to bite the Milwaukee Brewers as shortstop Jean Segura left Sunday's game against Arizona with a left quad contusion.
Segura was injured in the third inning on a hard takeout slide by Diamondbacks center fielder Gerardo Parra. First baseman Yuniesky Betancourt made a nice play on a ground ball off the bat of left fielder Martin Prado, but throw was high and wide, taking Segura off the bag.
He was on the ground for some time but eventually got up, did sprints in the outfield and stayed in the game. Segura hit into an inning ending fielder's choice in the bottom of the inning and was pulled prior to the start of the fifth inning.
The Brewers, already playing without left fielder Ryan Braun (neck strain) and third baseman Aramis Ramirez (left knee sprain), have been hit hard by injuries during the first week of the season. Without their Nos. 3 and 4 hitters -- No. 5 hitter first baseman Corey Hart is also still recovering from knee surgery -- the Brewers had to run a makeshift lineup out for the series finale against the Diamondbacks.
Hitting .500 (9-for-18) entering Sunday's game, Segura was moved up to third in the lineup. The domino-like impact of his injury caused Martin Maldonado to move from catcher to first base, Yuniesky Betancourt to move from first base to third base, Alex Gonzalez to shift from third base to shortstop and Jonathan Lucroy came in at catcher.
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Shortstop Jean Segura has left the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a bruised left quad.
Segura was injured when Gerardo Parra made a hard slide into his leg to break up a potential double play in the third inning. Segura was down for a bit, but stayed in Sunday's game after a brief jog in the outfield.
The injury-riddled Brewers then pulled...
MILWAUKEE Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun's neck was feeling better Sunday, but he wasn't in the lineup against Arizona.
The five-time All-Star was scratched from Friday's lineup after suffering a neck strain during batting practice and hasn't played since.
"As soon as I'm able to get to a point to where I have any chance to contribute and play, I'...
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Not only did Sunday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to Arizona drop Milwaukee to 1-5 on the young season -- its worst six-game start since 2003 -- but the Brewers lost three more starters to injuries in the process.
Bruised in the lineup...
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MILWAUKEE -- After a one-day hiatus, Milwaukee's starting pitching struggles continued Saturday night.
In the rotation with a short leash, Mike Fiers put the Brewers in another early hole, allowing six runs in five innings as Milwaukee fell, 9-2, to the Diamondbacks, its fourth straight loss since a win on Opening Day.
It was simply a performance Fiers couldn't have. After...
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was scratched from
last night’s lineup due to neck spasms, according to Tom Haudricourt of The
#Brewers scratch Ryan Braun with neck spasms that began during batting practice. Kris Davis gets first major league start.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) April 5, 2013
Braun began experiencing the spasms during batting...
If the Arizona Diamondbacks are to record their first-ever series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers, they likely must find a way to finally get the best of Yovani Gallardo.
The visiting Diamondbacks look to accomplish both while trying for a fourth consecutive victory Sunday against the injury-depleted Brewers, who hope to avoid a fifth straight defeat.
These teams have previously...
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If the Diamondbacks are to record their first-ever series sweep of the Brewers, they likely must find a way to finally get the best of Yovani Gallardo.
The visiting D-backs look to accomplish both while trying for a fourth consecutive victory Sunday against the injury-depleted Brewers, who hope to avoid a fifth straight defeat.
These teams have previously played 33 series in the...
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