Jul 12, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewer players observed a moment of silence at Miller Park before game against the St. Louis Cardinals after the death of shortstop Jean Segura

Jean Segura to return home after death of young son

Hearts are heavy in Brewers Nation today.

After last night’s 7-6 loss to St. Louis, Jean Segura was informed that his nine-month-old son Janniel had passed away in the Dominican Republic.

Segura’s mother Maribel and an uncle were in Milwaukee to pass along the tragic news to the young shortstop. It had been reported earlier in the day that Janniel was sick but improving, according to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.

“(Segura) was on the phone yesterday before the game, and they thought (Janniel) was OK and getting better,” said Roenicke. “I don’t really know much more than that.”

Segura has been placed on bereavement leave and Elian Herrera was called up from AAA Nashville to take his place. The 24-year-old Segura has struggled this season, hitting a minuscule .232 in 336 at-bats after last year’s breakout All-Star season.

He missed a handful of games early this season after getting hit in the face by a bat swung by Ryan Braun near the Brewers dugout.

Segura, who can miss a maximum of seven games while on bereavement leave, would be eligible to return on July 23.

Those of us at Reviewing the Brew send along our prayers and condolences to Segura and his family in their time of sorrow.

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