No serious injuries after Segura hit by Braun’s bat | Disciples of Uecker

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Apparently, Ryan Braun never had a coach in Little League tell him to not swing the bat in the dugout.

Braun was warming up for his at-bat in the bottom of the first inning Saturday night like he usually does, swinging the bat around his head and behind his back. Usually he does this while on deck. Since he was hitting third and still in the hole, though, he was still on the steps of the dugout when his bat met the face of Jean Segura, who was on his way up the stairs to take his spot on the on deck circle.

Ryan Braun Jean Segura bat

Segura needed help walking back to the clubhouse, but luckily for the Brewers, the injuries weren’t serious. Ron Roenicke said after the game that there was no concussion and no fractures for Segura, although he did need stitches. Jeff Bianchi pinch-hit for Segura in the bottom of the first and would presumably play shortstop if Segura needed another day or two off.

If Segura does need some time off but isn’t put on the disabled list, the Brewers could find themselves in a bind when it comes to bats off the bench. They’re still playing one man short while Martin Maldonado serves his suspension for the Steel City Scuffle, Braun left Saturday’s game with an intercostal strain. If Braun and Segura both need days off on Sunday — and that seems likely — the Brewers would be left with just two bats off the bench — Rickie Weeks and whoever doesn’t start at first base between Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds. If you like pitchers pinch-hitting for pitchers, Sunday may just be the game for you.

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  1. Greg Royce says: April 27, 2014

    Braun being an idiot. He wasn’t even the next hitter in the line-up. Batting third, he didn’t even need to be out there yet.

  2. BIG LANCE says: April 28, 2014

    Lying/cheating/ and a idiot not good traits

  3. Alexander Juneau says: April 28, 2014

    Little more vicious tone in this article than i expected by all accounts Braun always does this when he is in the hole. If you think about it it makes sense to try and start practicing your swing against the pitchers timing ASAP. He was away from everybody and to me it looks like Segura walks into it.

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