Predictably, Jean Segura came back to Earth in 2017 after a career year in 2016, but he was still a highly valuable contributor at the shortstop position. His strikeout and walk rates hardly budged (14.7 percent strikeout rate, 6.0 percent walk rate), and those contact skills allowed him to hit .300 for a second straight season. The move from Arizona to Seattle hurt Segura's power output, with his ISO falling more than 50 points to .128, but he was a long shot to get back to 20 homers again anyway given his heavy groundball tendencies (54.3 percent last season). While Segura missed a few weeks in June due to an ankle injury, he appeared in at least 142 games in each of the previous four seasons, so he has a track record of good health. A top-of-the-order hitter with a 20-steal floor and double-digit homer power at the shortstop position? They don't grow on trees.
Segura isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Angels. Gordon Beckham will draw another start at shortstop as Segura remains on the bench for Seattle's season finale against the Angels. Segura recently dealt with a hurt finger, but there's no reason to believe that it's acting up again. Instead, it looks like the Mariners are simply being careful with the 27-year-old. Segura played in 125 games for the Mariners this season and hit .300/.349/.427 while stealing 22 bases.
Segura is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Gordon Beckham will man shortstop as Ben Gamel leads off against right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Segura just returned to the Mariners' lineup Friday after missing four games with a finger injury, finishing 3-for-3 with a double and a stolen base. There has been no word of any kind of setback with the finger -- the Mariners just have no reason to push it at this stage of the game.
Segura (finger) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Segura did not start the last four games while tending to his finger injury, but he is back in the lineup Friday for the first game of the Mariners' final series of the season. As he regularly does, Segura will play shortstop and hit leadoff Friday night.
Segura (finger) is unlikely to play in the Mariners' upcoming series against the Athletics, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Segura sprained his finger over the weekend, and while the issue isn't thought to be overly serious, he'll apparently need a couple days off to allow it to heal. He's hoping to play in Seattle's upcoming series against the Angels, but that will depend on how his finger responds to treatment in the coming days. In the meantime, Taylor Motter should continue to start at shortstop for the Mariners.
Segura (finger) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics. Segura will stick on the bench for a second straight contest as he continues to deal with a sprained finger. His status for the rest of Seattle's series against Oakland remains up in the air. In the meantime, Taylor Motter will continue to see starts at shortstop.