According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Milwaukee Brewers are expected to discuss a long-term extension with shortstop Jean Segura during Spring Training.
Source: #Brewers expected to discuss long-term extension with Jean Segura during spring training.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 16, 2014
Ever since Carlos Gomez inked a three-year extension last spring, Segura has been the favorite for next extension.
Segura, 23, was acquired by the Brewers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Zack Greinke in 2012. He hit .294/.329/.423 in 2013 with Milwaukee, his first full season in the Major Leagues. He also hit 12 home runs and swiped 44 bags.
In May, it was reported that the Brewers had already offered Segura a long-term contract, but nothing ever came to fruition.
Segura is under team control until the beginning of the 2019 season, and won’t even reach arbitration until 2016. But locking him up now will allow the Brewers to be flexible in the future.