2013 Milwaukee Brewers News – Segura is getting his shot at shortstop


The city Brewers were snug enough with Jean Segura’s late-season performance to put in the 22-year-old as their beginning shortstop for 2013.

MLB NewsSegura, one of the top prospects acquired from the Angels in the deal for Zack Greinke, hit .264 in 44 games, but was a bit erratic defensively with 10 errors. He followed that up with a strong performance in the Dominican Winter League, where he batted .324 over 35 games.

The 5-foot-9 Segura will be given every chance to sink or swim, but the Brewers do have a Plan B, writes Tom Haudricourt. If Segura needs more seasoning in the minors, the Brewers have Alex Gonzalez, who began the 2012 season as the starter before blowing out his right knee in early May.

Haudricourt adds Gonzalez is not thrilled to be in a backup role, but a .247 career hitter doesn’t have a serious case to complain.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, two days after aggravating his own knee injury, Gamel will “probably” miss the entire 2013 season. That leaves the Brewers with players like Taylor Green, Alex Gonzalez, and Bobby Crosby as possible fill-ins, but perhaps it also opens the door for the signing of free agent Carlos Lee.

Lee did hit 60 home runs over a season-and-a-half for the Brewers back in 2005 and 2006, and is currently shopping his wares as a free agent following a disappointing nine homer season split between the Houston Astros and the Miami Marlins in 2012.


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