Funeral for Segura's son has taken place, no date set for Brewers return
Jun 20, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (9) rounds the bases after his solo home run in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Image by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Tuesday, 5:00 PM: While at the All-Star Game, Adam McCalvy was able to provide an update on Jean Segura and his family:
Aramis Ramirez said the funeral for #Brewers SS Jean Segura's young son was Monday. Segura will return to team on his own timetable.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 15, 2014
As McCalvy notes, there's no date for Segura to return. Manager Ron Roenicke noted on Saturday that the shortstop would be given as much time as he needs.
UPDATE, Saturday 11:55 AM: On Saturday before the Brewers' second game against the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Ron Roenicke informed the media of the tragedy suffered by starting shortstop Jean Segura:
#Brewers SS Jean Segura has left the team to travel to the Dominican Republic. His 9-month-old son passed away yesterday.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 12, 2014
A shaken RR is understandably worried about his player. Said Segura would rejoin the team when he's ready. Elian Herrera is already here.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 12, 2014
SS Jean Segura has been placed on the bereavement list. INF/OF Elian Herrera recalled from @nashvillesounds.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 12, 2014
#Brewers CF Carlos Gomez on the devastating Jean Segura news: "I have two kids, and this broke my heart."— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 12, 2014
Gomez on Segura: "If he’s coming back, we’re going to take care of him and help him to relax and enjoy life again.”— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 12, 2014
Carlos Gomez on playing today: "Everyone felt like they wanted to stay home, but it's our job. We have to come here for him and play hard"— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) July 12, 2014
Gomez also said: "I can't even imagine. If it's my kid, I'd probably stay home and not come back. I don't know how he's going to react."— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 12, 2014
"He was sick," Roenicke said of the situation according to Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel. "(Segura) was on the phone yesterday before the game and they thought he was OK and getting better. I don't really know much more than that. I don't know if it's been a while. Saying that, it may have been a couple days. I don't really know."
Jeff Bianchi is starting at shortstop for the Brewers on Saturday again the Cardinals in Segura's place.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Segura and his family.
Friday, 11:26 PM:
When you lose 10 of 11 games, things aren't right among a baseball team.
When you lose a family member, losing a baseball game seems like nothing in comparison.
After the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night, manager Ron Roenicke addressed his team for an unusually long time.
He explained why, as tweeted by 620WTMJ's Doug Russell:
RR respectfully declines postgame comments & closes clubhouse after a player family death. Some things are way more important than baseball.— Doug Russell (@DougRussell) July 12, 2014
“There’s been a death in one of the families of one of our players, so I don’t want to answer questions," Roenicke said, as reported by the Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak. "For respect of him right now, we’re not going to let anybody in the clubhouse.
“Sorry, but these things are tough, and I just don’t want to leave any players open to anything."