Brewers Monday: Segura named NL Player of the Week

It wasn’t the best of weeks on the field for the Milwaukee Brewers, but young shortstop Jean Segura continued to open eyes in his first full season in the big leagues.

Segura was named the National League’s Player of the Week after hitting .500 with a league-best .950 slugging percentage over the week of May 6-12.

The 23-year-old had multiple hits in five of Milwaukee’s six games, hitting two doubles and two home runs while going 10-for-20. Segura went 2-for-4 against Texas on Tuesday before going 0-for-4 on Wednesday.

Segura bounced back and went 8-for-12 with two doubles, two home runs and two RBI this past weekend against Cincinnati.

This is the first player of the week honor in Segura’s career and the second for the Brewers this season. Center fielder Carlos Gomez was the National League Player of the Week for the week of April 15-21.

Weeks, Braun sit: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has put off giving struggling second baseman Rickie Weeks a day off, but the skipper decided Monday was the day to give Weeks a break.

Hitting just .183 with two home runs and nine RBI, Weeks isn’t in the starting lineup for Monday’s game in Pittsburgh, but either is left fielder Ryan Braun.

While Weeks is getting a day off in hopes to get him going, Braun is getting a day to rest his nagging neck strain. 

Yuniesky Betancourt will start at second base, while Blake Lalli will fill Betancourt’s spot at first base. Gomez will make his first career start in the third spot in the batting order, followed by third baseman Aramis Ramirez and Betancourt.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy will hit sixth Monday, with Lalli and left fielder Logan Schafer rounding out the lineup.

Weeks is the only player to have started all 35 of Milwaukee’s games this season.

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