Mariners' Jean Segura: Cleared to begin rehab Monday

Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed that Segura (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Tacoma, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Segura's high-ankle sprain didn't seem to bother him much while he was running the bases and moving laterally in the field during his workout Saturday, so the Mariners have cleared him to move on to the final phase of the recovery process. According to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune, the infielder indicated after the workout that he wasn't 100 percent healthy but believes he's made substantial progress and could rejoin the Mariners by midweek. In a best-case scenario, Segura is expected to serve as Tacoma's designated hitter Monday and play shortstop Tuesday before coming off the disabled list the following day. Taylor Motter, who has been serving as the Mariners' everyday shortstop the last two-plus weeks, would likely settle back into a utility role once Segura is activated.

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