The Mariners placed Segura on the paternity list Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Segura could return at some point during this weekend's series against the Dodgers but can remain on the paternity list for as long as three days. Andrew Romine or perhaps Dee Gordon may fill at in shortstop in the meantime, while the Mariners also called up Gordon Beckham from Triple-A Tacoma.
Segura went 4-for-5 in an extra-innings win over the Athletics on Wednesday. The A's will be glad to be rid of the hot-hitting shortstop, who posted a pair of 4-for-5 efforts in the three-game set. The 28-year-old has five multi-hit tallies over the last 10 games, a stretch during which he's compiled all five of his RBI for the month. With Robinson Cano now back in the lineup and hitting ahead of him, Segura should also have more RBI opportunities going forward.
Segura went 4-for-5 with an RBI in the Mariners' 7-6 loss to the Athletics on Monday. Segura has rattled off multi-hit performances in three of his last five starts, lifting his season average back up to .312. The shortstop suffered an injury scare over the weekend when he was hit in the hand by a pitch Friday, but his return to the lineup the next day quelled any concerns about the shortstop's health. He ranks fifth among all qualified hitters in batting average this season while supplementing it with 17 steals, nine home runs, 56 RBI and 78 runs in 112 games.
Segura had X-rays on his hand after getting hit by a pitch Friday against the Astros, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Segura was hit in the eighth inning but did not leave the game. He appears to have avoided a serious injury but is considered day-to-day.
Segura went 3-for-5 with an RBI ground-rule double, a solo home run and two runs in a win over the Astros on Thursday. Segura was part of a Mariners' barrage of offense against Justin Verlander over the first two innings, with his ninth homer of the season capping off a six-run attack to open the game. A rare day off last Tuesday against the Rangers seems to have agreed with Segura, who's gone 4-for-9 with a double, Thursday's round tripper, four RBI, a walk and four runs in the subsequent two games. The surge in production has helped put the 3-for-27 slump he opened August with firmly in the rear view mirror.