Mar 3, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (9) turns the double play while avoiding Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (70) during the fourth inning at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers to try and lock up Jean Segura


It’s been a while since talk of any other players being locked up for the long term has been brought up, but the Milwaukee Brewers could be starting that train again.

Tom Haudricourt of MLB.com says that the Brew Crew will be trying to talk an extension with Jean Segura at some point this season. The extension had been rumored to be in talks several weeks ago as players reported to camp and the Atlanta Braves began their extension-spree.

Segura was the prized piece traded by the Los Angeles Angels to Milwaukee in exchange for pitcher Zack Greinke in 2012. The Angels were widely criticized for the move, having given up their top prospect for a half-year’s worth of Greinke. Greinke did not do much to improve the Angels in the standings that year, and eventually signed a multi-year deal with crosstown rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Segura, on the other hand, made an immediate impact.

The 24-year old played in his first full season with the Brewers last season, totaling 146 games and slashing .294/.329/.423 while being outstanding at shortstop.

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