“He’s back in town. He got back last night and I talked to him, and he’s ready to go,” Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke told 620-AM WTMJ’s Greg Matzek on Thursday. “He needs to do this, he feels, to keep his mind off of some things. So he’ll be back with us. I don’t know that he’ll be playing every day at the beginning. It’s kind of up to him and how he feels. But he wants to do this, so he’ll meet us there tomorrow.”
Segura, 24, was named to the National League All-Star Team in 2013, and finished the year with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs to go along with a solid .294 average and 44 steals. He has struggled this season, however, hitting just .232 for Milwaukee, a team that is in the the hunt for a National League Central crown.
The young shortstop learned of the death of his nine-month-old son after a game against the Cardinals prior to the All-Star Break and Roenicke and Segura’s teammates told MLB.com that they would all be there to support him the rest of the season.
“We’re just trying to support him as best we can,” catcher Jonathan Lucroy said at the All-Star Game. “It’s a really bad, tough situation that I would never wish on anybody. Brutal, man. There’s nothing, really, you can do about it. Just when he comes back, take him in and support him as best we can. There’s nothing you can do or say that will fix it. Nothing.”