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.”