Just awful. Nothing else to say.
MILWAUKEE—Sometimes life trumps losing streaks. Saturday was one of those sometimes for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Players spent the morning trying to focus on an ostensibly big game against the rival Cardinals while hurting inside for shortstop Jean Segura, who was informed following Friday’s series-opening loss that his nine-month-old son, Janniel, had died suddenly in the Dominican Republic. [...]
Segura’s return to the team is open-ended. A player can remain on the bereavement list for a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven.
“He’s emotional, he’s young,” said Roenicke, who fought his own emotion while breaking the news to reporters. “That’s why when I tell you I don’t know what’s going to happen with him, I worry about him.
“He’ll just have to make a decision where he’s at and what he feels like. It’s different with everybody. Some guys might feel like, ‘Hey, I need to get back and I need to play,’ and some other guys just can’t do it.” [...]
Gomez and other Brewers players planned to reach out to Segura during the All-Star break to remind him he was in their thoughts.
“If it was my kids, I probably would stay home. I’m not coming back,” Gomez said. “I don’t know how he’s going to react to coming back. If he’s coming back, we’re going to take care of him and help him to relax and enjoy life again.”
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