MLB

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

0 Comments

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.

By

Get The Free Sports Picks Daily Newsletter

Readers Comments (0)





Facebook Page

CHITIKA ADS

Sharing

Sportsbetting
SportsBetting has a $900 deposit bonus, applied at a 25% rate. This bonus can fund all of the betting you do though SportsBetting, be it on their horse races or their multitude of sports.
Bovada Sportsbook has made a name for themselves as one of the best online sportsbooks around. They have an incredibly helpful team of customer service representatives that are always available to help you with any issues you may have. Bovada will give you a 50% to $250 match bonus which will give your account a nice boost when depositing. Depending on how much you decide to deposit this can end up being a very substantial bonus. Bovada also gives you many deposit options ensuring that you never have a problem depositing funds. Convenient options such as VISA and wire transfers for players in the U.S. plus a ton of other friendly methods for players abroad that make depositing no problem at all.
Comprehensive source for the top betting trends on all major sports gambling events