Tuesday's lineup had center fielder
Roenicke said he chose Gomez to bat leadoff over Gennett because moving Gomez to the middle of the lineup disrupts other hitters.
The 24-year-old has been impressing his observers with his swing as of late due to a subtle change in mechanics. One of those observers includes Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
"I just like his at-bats and the new mechanics of his swing. I like what he's doing," Roenicke said. "He's [staying] back, which should allow him to see the ball better."
"I'm pretty confident he's going to bounce back," Melvin said. "He had a very good September. He had a lot of stuff going on last year. But everybody says he's a much happier person and everything. He's a good, athletic player that we need."
After delivering a .294 average, smacking 12 home runs and stealing 44 bases in 2013, Segura hit just .246/.289/.326 with five home runs, 31 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 513 at-bats in 2014.
Milwaukee has three shortstops on its 40-man roster with the chance to break camp with the big-league club.
"We want to give Scooter a chance against lefties, but if there's a day off we want to give him, or if it works out that we need to have a [right-handed hitting] guy there more often, who's it going to be?" Roenicke said. "Is it going to be Sardinas? Jimenez, because we know he hits lefties well? Who's that other guy who's going to be there?"
"I'm trying to forget about what happened last year. I never been that unproductive in my career," he said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "That was my first time. Sometimes you need to have one of those years to learn what it takes to go to the next level.
"Pitchers are going to adjust to you and you need to adjust back. As a young guy, you don't realize what's going on. It was a tough year."
Segura said he made some changes to his batting stance, which he hopes will get him back on track offensively in 2015.
"I've been working on it because I had some troubles getting out front with my left leg," said Segura, who is holding his hands back more and putting more weight on his back leg. "It works. I used it in winter ball and it worked for me. I'm going to continue to do it. It helps me stay back more."
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|9/28/2014 vs Chi. Cubs|
|vs Chi. Cubs||51||16||1||.340||.392||.314|
|vs Turner (Career)||11||4||0||.364||.364||.364|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||130||515||89||161||24||12||10||79||45||72||50||10||.365||.464||.313|
|2011||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||44||185||26||52||9||4||3||21||15||26||18||6||.337||.422||.281|
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