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Infant son of Brewer dies

Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went back to the Dominican Republic after his son’s death.

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Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went back to the Dominican Republic after his son’s death.

MILWAUKEE — Brewers SS Jean Segura headed home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son.

Segura, 24, learned his son, Janniel, had died after Milwaukee's 7-6 loss to St. Louis on Friday.

Segura's mother Maribel, who attended the game, told several Brewers' wives. They passed the news to their husbands, who told Segura after the final out.

Ron Roenicke closed the Milwaukee clubhouse to reporters after the game Friday, and the Brewers manager appeared equally saddened a day later.

"I didn't know what to say to him other than giving him a hug and telling him we're there for him," Roenicke said. "He had a tough time."

Segura was placed on the bereavement list. There weren't many specifics available.

"It's tough," said OF Carlos Gomez, Segura's friend who also hails from the Dominican Republic and has two young sons. "After I leave (Friday) night, I can't wait to come home and hug my kid and sleep with my kid. It's hard to imagine. It's painful."

Angels: LF Collin Cowgill left the game against the Rangers with blood pouring from the bridge of his nose after he was struck in the face by a pitch when he squared to bunt in the eighth. The team said he got stitches and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

Athletics: INF Alberto Callaspo (right hamstring strain) was put on the 15-day disabled list.

Blue Jays: Before Saturday's game at Tropicana Field, OF Nolan Reimold (strained left calf) went on the DL. He was hurt running the bases in the fourth inning Friday against the Rays.

Tigers: Manager Brad Ausmus was back running the team after a stomach illness set him back Friday. Bench coach Gene Lamont guided the club in Friday's 2-1 win over the Royals. Ausmus said he watched that game on the television in the visiting manager's office. "I did, laying on the floor here," he said.

All-Star update: Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez will replace Washington RHP Jordan Zimmermann (right biceps injury) on the NL roster for Tuesday night's game in Minneapolis.

Infant son of Brewer dies 07/12/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:03pm]
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