Brewers recall Segura from Huntsville
With the Nationals claiming Cesar Izturis off waivers, the Brewers have called up shortstop Jean Segura from Double-A Huntsville to take his spot on the 25-man roster.
Segura joined the Milwaukee organization as part of the trade that sent Zack Greinke to the Angels on July 27. He made his Major League debut just days before on July 24, going 0-for-3 in his only game.
Since the trade, Segura has played in eight games for Huntsville, batting .433 (13-for-30) with four RBIs. Segura, who is ranked as the Brewers’ top prospect by MLB.com and played in the All-Star Futures Game in early July, also stole four bases. In 94 games with the Angels’ Double-A club, Segura batted .294 with 44 RBI, seven home runs and 33 stolen bases.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has used a platoon at shortstop since Alex Gonzales was lost to a season-ending knee injury early in the year. Segura will join Cody Ransom at the position and replace Izturis, who was hitting .235 with 11 RBIs in 57 games this season.
–– Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com