Segura is not starting Thursday against the Yankees, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Segura will sit for the first time all season as Neil Walker picks up a start at third base in his stead. Through six games this season, Segura is 4-for-22 with four runs scored.
Segura (hand) will bat sixth and play third base in Friday's season opener against the Marlins. There was at least some minor concern regarding Segura's readiness late in camp after he was hit by a pitch and left Monday's exhibition game against the Yankees. He's evidently been cleared to play and should fill close to an everyday role at the start of the season, though he'll need to hit better than his .280/.323/.420 slash line (good for just a 92 wRC+) from his Phillies' debut last year if he's to remain an everyday player now that the arrival of Didi Gregorius has bumped him to third base. Highly rated prospect Alec Bohm stands ready to claim at-bats at an infield corner at some point this season, which could force Segura to compete for time elsewhere.
The Phillies believe Segura is OK after being hit on the left hand by a fastball during Monday's exhibition game against the Yankees, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. Philadelphia's X-ray technician was not at Yankee Stadium on Monday, so no images were taken. Segura may receive more tests Tuesday that will provide a clearer timetable for his return. The 30-year-old is expected to serve as the Phillies' primary third baseman this season after Didi Gregorius was acquired to play shortstop. If Segura is forced to miss time early on, Neil Walker could get increased playing time.
Segura left Monday's exhibition game against the Yankees after getting struck on the left hand by a fastball, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Whether Segura was removed as a precaution or is seriously injured remains to be seen. He's expected to serve as the Phillies' third baseman this season after Didi Gregorius was acquired to play shortstop. If he winds up missing time, the Phillies could turn to veteran Neil Walker or give highly-rated prospect Alec Bohm an earlier debut than originally anticipated.
Segura (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Red Sox. Segura missed the last couple days as a result of his illness, but he is ready to get back on the field. He'll man the hot corner and hit second Saturday.
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