Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura hit .319 with a .364 on-base percentage last September. Segura is trying to put everything that happened before than behind him.
Segura, who arrived in Arizona on Tuesday, finished his second season with the Brewers with a .246 average, five homers, 31 RBI, 20 steals and a .289 on-base percentage. He’s hoping to return to the form of his first season with the Brewers.
His first season in Milwaukee (2013) was a big hit. Segura hit .294 with 12 HRs, 49 RBI, 44 steals and a .329 on-base percentage.
Segura turned down a 6-year, $38 million deal prior to the start of last season, then underwent a nightmare of a season.
Segura started slow at the plate, then was struck in the face by the bat of teammate Ryan Braun, while Braun was warming up near the dugout. It left a laceration under his eye.
Segura’s misfortune grew by the middle of the season when his infant son died in the Dominican Republic. It turned his world upside down.
Segura has since married with he and his wife delivering another son. That has helped stabilize things for Segura, who says he’s ready to start over.
Segura has made some changes in his batting stance, which he hopes will help him moving forward. He also has the company of his father, Carlos, at spring training for the first time. It’ll be the first time Carlos Segura will be able to see his son play in a major-league game.