Sep 1, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura turns a double play after forcing out Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson at 2nd base in the 5th inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers want to lock up Jean Segura

Add Jean Segura to the list of young star players that could get a contract extension.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are expected to speak with Segura and his representatives about locking up the 23-year old shortstop for the long term.

The acquisition of Jean Segura is the reason that the Milwaukee Brewers ‘won’ the trade that sent Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels never made it to the playoffs, which was supposed to be the endgame in getting Greinke, and he ended up signing a long term deal with crosstown rivals the Dodgers. Jean Segura, meanwhile, made an immediate impact upon being called up to the Brewers system and earned an All-Star game trip in his first full season with the club.

Segura played in 146 games for the Brewers in 2013, hitting .294/.329/.423 mashing 12 home runs and driving in 49. He was the Angels’ top prospect when he was traded.

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