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Jean Carlos Enrique Segura

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Jean Segura was signed by scout Leo Perez for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2007. He made his pro debut for the DSL Angels that summer and came stateside with the AZL Angels in 2008.

The Angels recalled Segura on July 22, 2012 as insurance in case Erick Aybar landed on the disabled list (or, as some have suggested, to showcase him for a trade). Only five days later, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers along with John Hellweg and Ariel Pena for pitcher Zack Greinke. He had gone 0 for 3 in his sole game for the Angels. He hit .264 in 44 games for the Brewers, playing regularly at shortstop over the last two months of the year. His performance was impressive enough for the Brewers to make him their starter at shortstop.

On April 19, 2013, he was at the center of an extremely strange play in the 8th inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs. He hit an infield single and stole second base. Ryan Braun then drew a walk, but pitcher Shawn Camp picked Segura off second base, getting him in a rundown. Braun took advantage of the play to move to second base, but Segura escaped the pickle and both runners were now on second base. The Cubs tagged both of them, and umpire Phil Cuzzi correctly called Braun out, as Segura was entitled to the bag as the lead runner. However, Segura misunderstood the ruling and began heading back to the dugout, thinking he was out. The first base coach managed to catch his attention and get him to stop at first base. He was allowed to remain at the bag, since, while he had run the bases backwards, he had not done so in order to sew confusion or to make a mockery of the game, but as the result of a genuine mistake, and thus did not run afoul of Rule 7.08 (i). Segura immediately attempted to steal second base again, but was thrown out. He had a great game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 29th, when he hit a two-run homer off Wandy Rodriguez as the second batter in the 1st inning, then later added a triple in a 10-4 rout. Carlos Gomez joined him in hitting both a triple and a homer, and the Brewers were the first team since the San Francisco Giants in 1958 to collect three triples and five homers in a game. On May 28th, he became only the third batter in Brewers history, after Johnny Briggs and Kevin Reimer, to collect 6 hits in a game when he went 6 for 7 in a 14-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins. His fifth hit tied the game in the 9th inning, and improved his batting average to .365, best in the National League at that point. It was the first six-hit game in the majors in four years, Adrian Gonzalez having been the last to do so in 2009. Ironically, the three six-hit games in Brewers history came at exact 20-year intervals, Briggs having accomplished his in 1973, and Reimer in 1993. Segura was named to his first All-Star team that summer as a resulkt of his tremendous first half. However, he returned to more human numbers in the second half.

Segura went on bereavement leave on July 12, 2014, the result of the sudden death of his nine-month-old son Janniel in the Dominican Republic; he returned to the team on July 17th, his absence having coincided with the All-Star break.

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  • NL All-Star (2013)

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