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Brewers to discuss extension for Jean Segura

Mar 15, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said yesterday that he plans to meet with team owner Mark Attanasio this weekend to discuss a possible contract extension for shortstop Jean Segura.

The Brewers previously pitched the idea of an extension to Segura’s agent last May, but nothing came of it. There’s no rush to get a deal done, as Segura isn’t even arbitration-eligible for the first time until 2015, but he’ll only get more expensive if he can build off a solid first season in the majors. Andrelton Simmons‘ recent seven-year, $58 million extension with the Braves will surely come up in any conversations.

Segura, who turns 24 on Monday, hit .294/.329/.423 with 12 home runs, 49 RBI, and 44 stolen bases over 146 games last season.

  1. cuns2317 - Mar 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Careful, I know it’s a good way to build in smaller markets, but signing young players to long deals after just a small sample size of work is risky. What did Statlin Castro hit last year?

  2. onbucky96 - Mar 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    IDK, Doug should wait 1 more year to extend Segura. I know he was beat up late last yr but he faded badly the last 2 months. Plus, does he even want to play in Beer City long term?

  3. asimonetti88 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    I wish the Angels hadn’t traded Segura.

  4. strangebrew22 - Mar 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Sign him Doug!

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