Jean Segura (pictured from earlier game) needed stitches to close a gash under his right eye after getting hit by Ryan Braun's bat.
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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers’ Jean Segura left Saturday’s game after teammate Ryan Braun inadvertently struck the Milwaukee shortstop with a bat in the dugout prior to the bottom of the first inning.
After the game, a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Segura did not suffer a concussion or a fracture but received stitches for a gash under his right eye. Doctors told Roenicke that Segura shouldn’t have to go on the disabled list.
"I don’t think so from what the doctors are saying," Roenicke said. "Two or three days, the swelling should go down quite a bit and we’ll get him back after that."
Television replays showed Braun standing on the top step, stretching and swinging a bat over his head when he hit Segura, who was walking to the on-deck circle. Segura was then helped to the clubhouse by team personnel with his head being held.
"I saw the whole thing," Brewers starter Marco Estrada said. "Obviously, you never want to see a teammate get hurt, especially like that. It was pretty tough. Once I found out he was doing OK, I had to focus back on the game because we still had to play."