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 is expected to play in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Segura has been dealing with a sore thumb recently, but the issue was never thought to be anything that would keep him sidelined for an extended period. He's expected to hit in the cage Thursday, and if everything goes as planned, he'll be cleared to return to exhibition play over the weekend. Barring any setbacks, Segura should be ready to go by the start of the season.
Segura will not play Wednesday due to a sore thumb, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Manager Scott Servais said that he expects Segura to be back in the lineup within the next couple days. Barring any sort of setback, the shortstop should be fully healthy by the time Opening Day rolls around against Cleveland.
Segura (hamstring) will return to the Mariners' lineup Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Segura was removed from Wednesday's game against the Giants with hamstring tightness, but the injury was reportedly minor. With him already being able to return to the lineup, there should be little risk of Segura missing Opening Day.
Manager Scott Servais said Segura (hamstring) was lifted from Wednesday's spring game as a precaution, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. The manager noted he didn't believe the issue was anything serious, adding that there is just a "heightened awareness" given all of the strains and injuries the team is currently dealing with. More will obviously be known in the comings days as Segura undergoes further testing, but early indications are that the stud shortstop avoided a long-term injury.
Segura exited Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Giants with right hamstring tightness, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Injuries continue to rip their way through the Mariners' camp, as Segura joins a long list of teammates dealing with an ailment of some sort. The severity of Segura's injury remains unclear at this point, but more will hopefully be known following the conclusion of Wednesday's contest. He should be considered day-to-day for now. The shortstop was 1-for-1 with a walk before exiting.