Segura (finger) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. After being forced to leave Saturday's game with what seems to be a minor sprained finger, Segura will get the day to recover. Taylor Motter will start at shortstop while Ben Gamel moves to the leadoff spot. Until further notice, consider Segura day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener against Oakland.
Segura is day-to-day after spraining the tip of his right middle finger Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. His fantasy owners will have to check his daily lineup status, though it looks like he'll return before the end of the regular season. Segura will likely be replaced by Taylor Motter at shortstop -- as was the case Saturday -- for as long as he stays out.
Segura left Saturday's game in the top of the ninth inning due to an apparent finger injury, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Johns said Segura appeared "to dislocate a finger on [a] play at second," but it's best to wait on specifics of the injury until the team announces it. The Mariners' waning playoff chances would be dealt a significant blow if Segura has to miss time with a little more than one week in the regular season remaining. Taylor Motter replaced Segura at shortstop upon his departure.
Segura went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Astros. Segura now has a pair of multi-hit outings in his last three games and four overall in September. The 27-year-old shortstop has also already racked up nine RBI during the month, putting him well on pace to comfortably eclipse the season-best monthly figure of 12 that he managed back in May. While an ankle injury has significantly curtailed his season, Segura has now eclipsed 40 extra-base hits for the second straight campaign and has also swiped at least 20 bases for the fifth year in a row.
Segura went 2-for-4 with his 10th homer, a walk, two RBI and two runs against the Rangers on Wednesday. He'd been cold for a seven-game stretch, hitting just .133 over 30 at-bats, so this was a welcome rebound for Segura's fantasy owners, who usually haven't had to worry about his batting average. The 27-year-old's season numbers have been hurt by the time he's spent on the DL, but .297 with 10 homers and 20 steals from the shortstop position is still getting it done for fantasy owners.
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