Milwaukee Brewers shortstop, and 2013 All-Star, Jean Segura is battling a shoulder injury this spring that is likely to keep him out of the Brewers lineup on Opening Day. An MRI this week revealed that no structural damage was done to the shoulder and the injury is likely due to shoulder soreness, according to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
“We’ll see if he’s ready for Kansas City,” Roenicke told reporters. “We’re day to day. As long as it’s still there, Dr. Raasch and the medical staff don’t want him in there.
“I’m not going to say it’s not (a possible DL situation). They checked it and it’s nothing with the rotator cuff or the labrum. There’s a muscle in there that he strained. When you strain something, sometimes they go away in a couple of days and sometimes it’s a week.”
Segura has been out since March 18th due to the nagging injury and may start the season on the 15-day disabled list. He is expected to get more at-bats in a Triple-A game on Thursday and hopes to travel with the team back to Milwaukee.
In 2013, Segura had a career year with the Brew Crew by hitting .294 with 173 hits, 49 RBI, and 44 stolen bags. With the departure of Corey Hart this off-season, the Brewers are going to rely on Segura to get on base ahead of Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez in order to get the team in position to score. The Brewers open up in Milwaukee against the Braves this Monday.