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Brewers planning to talk long-term contract extension this spring with shortstop Jean Segura

Feb 16, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish has the inside info:

The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to discuss a long-term contract extension with shortstop Jean Segura during spring training, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team made him an offer during spring training last season, but the two sides “haven’t really” had discussions about a deal since the end of last season.

Seugra isn’t even eligible for salary arbitration until 2016 and he won’t hit the free agent market before the winter of 2019, so there’s no real rush on the Brewers’ end to get this done. The 23-year-old shortstop batted .294/.329/.423 with 12 home runs, 44 stolen bases and 74 runs scored in 146 games last season, earning his first National League All-Star nod.

Milwaukee acquired him from the Angels in 2012 as the centerpiece for starter Zack Greinke.

Anaheim would probably like a do-over on that one.

  1. riverace19 - Feb 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    He needs to learn the strike zone and get on base more for his speed to be lethal… But that usually comes with experience. Brewers are thinking his price will keep going up; a good hedge to lock him up now. Reminds me of a young Miguel Tejada.

  2. bostonboresme - Feb 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Marlon Byrd sucks.

  3. musketmaniac - Feb 16, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    wise choice, he’s going to be a good one

  4. 1981titan - Feb 16, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    As PT Barnum once said “There’s a sucker born every minute” In this case that would be the Angels.

    • 78mu - Feb 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

      Are you referencing Segura or Pujols or Hamilton or ….?

  5. onbucky96 - Feb 17, 2014 at 5:23 AM

    Why? Jean won’t be a FA until 2019, what’s the rush? Make sure we’re getting 1st half 2013 Segura not 2nd half 2013 Segura.

  6. mvp43 - Feb 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Great young player. Wrap him up before you can’t afford him.

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