Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura returned to his native Dominican Republic after learning of the death of his 9-month-old son.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday that Segura was placed on the bereavement list.
Segura found out about his son's death after Friday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“Obviously it's tough on him,” Roenicke said. “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 give details about the boy's death and said he was not sure when Segura would return to the team.
“Our deepest condolences to Jean Segura and his family,” the team wrote in a statement on Twitter.
Roenicke briefly addressed reporters after Friday's game and said the clubhouse was closed to the media because of the death in the family of an unnamed player.
“I didn't know what to say to him other than give him a hug, tell him we're here for him,” Roenicke said before Saturday's game. “He had a tough time. All the guys came by.”
The club recalled infielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville to take Segura's spot on the 25-man roster.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun