MILWAUKEE — Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son.
The team broke the news to Segura after Friday night’s game, a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was placed on the bereavement list Saturday.
Segura’s mother attended Friday’s game and told several of the wives of Brewers players.
“Obviously it’s tough on him,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He didn’t learn about it until after the game was over and one of the players came over and told him.”
Roenicke did not disclose specific details about the boy’s death and did not know when Segura would rejoin the team.
The Brewers recalled Elian Hernandez from Triple-A Nashville.