Sep 16, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura backs away to avoid getting hit by a pitch in the third inning during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Extension talks break down between Jean Segura, Brewers

What was once seen as a Spring Training inevitability will now be shelved for the time being.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that shortstop Jean Segura and the Milwaukee Brewers, once in negotiation to sign an extension, have broken off their talks for the time being. As Cotillo notes, Segura is not eligible for Free Agency until 2018, so there is plenty of time to revisit the matter in the future.

The two sides apparently had exchanged figures, but both sides were far apart in their idea on “value,” so talks have been curbed. Reports of an extension for the player acquired for Zack Greinke in 2012 surfaced after the Atlanta Braves extended their shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

Last year, in Segura’s first full season in the Major Leagues, he earned an All-Star appearance while hitting .294/.329/.423 with 12 homers and 49 RBI. He has been battling shoulder soreness this spring.

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