Jul 12, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewer players observed a moment of silence at Miller Park before game against the St. Louis Cardinals after the death of shortstop Jean Segura's 9-month-old son. Segura left the team to travel home to the Dominican Republic. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers Not Yet Able To Reach Jean Segura


Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Wednesday he’s trying to reach shortstop Jean Segura, who left the team Saturday to go to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month-old son.

But so far, Melvin hasn’t been able to make contact.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Melvin wants to know about the shortstop’s plans to rejoin the team after his young son, Janniel, died after a brief illness.

“I’ve made phone calls today to try to make contact with him,” Melvin said. “I haven’t been able to make contact at this time. I’m hoping to find out today. We’ve left messages but we haven’t heard back. We just don’t know right now.”

Segura was placed on the bereavement list and utility man Elian Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Nashville last Saturday.

Players can be on the bereavement list for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven, so if Segura plans to be away from the club longer than that, he would have to be moved to the restricted list.

The team doesn’t want to pressure Segura to come back, Melvin stressed. Rather, he’s just after information.

“There are a lot of unknowns here,” Melvin said. “Whatever Jean decides, we will support him. And we know his teammates will be there for him, too.”

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  • Diane Danielson

    Wow a HUGE error in the picture caption…death of Jean Segura. His infant son died not him.

    • Phil Watson

      Thank you SO much for pointing that out. Without getting into too much technobabble, sometimes apostrophes have trouble coming across in the captions for the USA Today photos we use.

      Bottom line, however, is that I should have caught it. It’s been fixed now.

      Thank you again for reading and pointing this out.