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Jean Segura hurt after being accidentally hit with a bat by Ryan Braun

Apr 26, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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11:15 p.m. EDT update: The Brewers said after the game that Segura tested negative for a concussion or a fracture. He did need stitches and is expected to miss at least a couple of days, but it’s not believed to be a DL situation.

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Jean Segura had to be helped into the Brewers’ clubhouse with a trainer during Friday’s game against the Cubs. He was holding the back of his head and appeared to be in pain. Per Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper on Twitter, Segura was accidentally hit in the face with a bat by teammate Ryan Braun. While on the top step of the dugout, Braun was apparently using the bat to stretch and didn’t see Segura approach from behind.

Segura was taken out of the game and replaced at shortstop by Jeff Bianchi.

The severity of the injury is not yet known, but when details surface, we’ll update you here.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel retweeted this Vine that shows Segura getting struck by the bat:

  1. ereed1286 - Apr 26, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Braun really is an asshole.

    • The Almighty Cabbage - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:15 AM

      You really are an idiot.

  2. [citation needed] fka COPO - Apr 26, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    watch Segura get hit in the face with a baseball bat

    Nope, nope, nope! Why would I want to watch that?

  3. DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Braun issued a statement noting the video is “fatally flawed”, and that “I promise you on anything that’s ever meant anything to me in my life – the morals, the values, the virtues by which I’ve lived in my 28 years on this planet – I did not do this”

    • M.C. Antil - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Priceless. Though he didn’t issue a statement. He called a press conference, made love to the camera with his eyes, and then when on to explain to the world eloquently how this was not his fault and that when all the facts are made known he will be vindicated. In fact, he went on, it was technically Segura’s fault for having stood so close to him (and his aura of earnestness/sincerity) without first clearing it with team officials.

      Boy, I sure hope Braun’s delicate psyche is not too bruised after this unfortunate event. Baseball needs him and I just don’t know what we’d do without him. We love you Ryan. You just go right on being who you are and we’ll continue to run around cleaning up your messes and making excuses for you inimitable sense of entitlement, OK?

    • doc - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      In an MLB.com article by Joe DiGiovanni, published on 26 April, Braun is quoted saying:

      “You never want to see something like that, you know? It breaks your heart a little bit, and obviously it’s never something that’s done intentionally. I do my warmups every game. I’m surprised stuff like that doesn’t happen more often. Guys are stretching and there’s limited space. I’m always in the same spot and always doing the same thing. The inning was about to start. Typically he’s in the on-deck circle.

      No apology. An excuse, but no apology. No indication that Braun feels responsible, and therefore filled with a sense of regret. No promise to be more careful in the future.

      Is anyone surprised?

      • doc - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:45 PM

        There should have been a close quote after “on deck circle.”

  4. greej1938l - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Phillies got swept by brew crew. That is all

    • nbjays - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

      Water is wet, too.

  5. uwsptke - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    The guy really does hit everything.

  6. musketmaniac - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    nobody else is beating these guys, it’s nice to see them beating themselves.

  7. Barb Caffrey - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Just a terrible accident. Segura clearly must’ve thought that Braun saw him; he may have called something out, but Braun didn’t hear or see him. That’s Braun’s way of stretching and he does it before every game, albeit usually not on the top step of the dugout. This is a horrid thing to have happen and I hope Segura will be OK. (Segura’s lucky in one sense; getting hit that hard by a bat near the eye could’ve done much greater damage.)

    • djpostl - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      I don’t think it’s totally on Braun but out of the two, he’s the most cuplable. No reason to be swinging that bat on top step.

      • Barb Caffrey - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:37 PM

        True, but he’s always done it that way. (Granted, that doesn’t make it right, but every player on the Brewers has known that since Braun came up here. This is his routine.)

  8. wilmyers09 - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    steroids man

  9. wilmyers09 - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    what cant steroid hitters do

  10. jmg1204 - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    JC! isnt an on deck circle for that? braun just can’t frikin wait? great job dude.

    • beermakers - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      Braun has probably done this every game for years, you didn’t know that, because this hasn’t happened before, but players have their routines they go through, this is part of his.

  11. xpensivewinos - Apr 26, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    It was just a flukey thing, but why the hell would Braun be stretching/swinging a bat there under any circumstances?

  12. wilmyers09 - Apr 26, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    xpensivewinos and jmg104 all hitters before they reach on deck do that

  13. phillysports1 - Apr 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Phillies got swept by the brew crew alright , but the guy is a cheater. He lied to everybody including his very close friend Aaron Rodgers. CHEATERS and LIARS WILL NEVER GET ANY RESPECT.

    • uwsptke - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      Except for Bryd and Ruiz because they play for your team, right? I’m sure they’re somehow different and deserve to be forgiven. At least that’s how this argument usually works.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:16 PM

        Bastardo and Galvis would have been better bets for your taunt – Byrd was not a Phillie at the time of his discretions.

        People forgive cheaters , and nearly all would have forgiven Braun. People aren’t too crazy about cheaters who insist they are victims, let alone claiming victimhood in such grandiose terms. Braun put himself in the unique spot he is in – I will say the same thing if Ryan Howard (or Utley, or Rollins) ends up in that boat

      • archibaldcrane - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:33 PM

        Braun’s “unique situation” was that he was forced to defend himself before his “confidential” arbitration since his case was leaked to the media, and then he had an actionable defense given that the sample collector didn’t follow protocol.

        That’s the “unique situation” that Braun was in that Byrd and Ruiz and Bastardo and Galvis were not in. Saying that those guys wouldn’t lie their way out of the situation if they could is ridiculous – they’d cheat, but not lie to clear their name? Give me a break lol.

    • dcarroll73 - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      Who cares? Nothing happening here; let’s just move on.

      • doc - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        Let someone put twenty stitches on your face, near an eye, and then we’ll see if you call it “nothing.”

  14. rmm268 - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Braun is denying his involvement, by saying: “If I had done this intentionally or unintentionally, I’d be the first one to step up and say ‘I did it’!”

  15. wingslax35 - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Byrd and Ruiz were wrong, but I don’t recall them having press conferences attacking their sample collector, or blaming everyone else. Chooch admitted he was wrong and well, I don’t like Byrd.

    • beermakers - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:52 PM

      I don’t recall those guys having their tests leaked before getting a chance to appeal either.

      • djpostl - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:07 AM

        As if that in any way excuses cheating, then telling 5 different versions of events, then throwing a dude under the bus (including reaching out to other MLB players and claiming your investigators had proof he was an anti-semite) lol.

        Dude is a Grade A asshat of the highest order.

        Talented ball-player? Yup.

        Raging douchenozzle? You bet ya.

      • beermakers - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:30 AM

        The collector didn’t do his job… so don’t act like it was ALL Braun’s doing.

        Did Braun fudge up big time? Yes
        Will you all continue to make snarky comments on any Brewers comments? Yes
        Did Braun create a fake web site to blame to supplements? No

        The Brewers fans were just as, if not, MORE disappointed in Braun, because they supported the guy through that whole mess he got himself into.

        Sometimes in life you just need to move on, and the Brewers fans did that after he served his suspension and this season started.

    • archibaldcrane - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      They didn’t have the option – their sample collector didn’t screw up the protocol. You really think they wouldn’t have dodged the suspension if they could? They were already cheaters, you think lying is a bridge too far? Lol.

  16. racksie - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Yeah, I don’t like Braun. Enough said.

  17. schmedley69 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    He’s probably gonna go all Randall Simon on one of the racing sausages next.

  18. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Ryan Braun = Major League Tool

    Why the hell are you waving a bat around in the dugout ?

  19. cuns2317 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Roid rage

  20. twalton95 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    According to a source close to Ryan Braun wants to make it clear that HE did not hit Segura and it was infact the bat. Braun will attempt to sue the bat and remove it from it current position for tarnishing his reputation.

  21. wilmyers09 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    1harrypairatesties all players do that u know lol

  22. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    wilmyers09

    I have to kindly disagree with you on this. Most players do not swing bats in the dugout. That’s what the On Deck Circle is for. He could’ve killed someone.

    • cmtill14 - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:00 AM

      Especially with the needle still in his arm.

  23. greymares - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    another 50 game suspension seems fair you learn in little league where and when to swing the bat.

  24. proudofuga - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    no excuse can justify what Braun did. he is a certified Ahole, but it still would have been a horrendous problem if another player in the league was swinging the bat on the top step of the dugout.

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