MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is heading home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son.
The 24-year-old Segura learned his son, Janniel, had died after the Brewers' 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Segura's mother, who attended the game, told several Brewers' wives. They passed the news to their husbands, who then 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. He kept the clubhouse closed before Saturday's game.
"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."
Roenicke said that the child had been sick.
"Seggy was on the phone yesterday before the game and they thought he was OK, getting better," Roenicke said. "I really don't know much more than that."
Segura went 1 for 4 with a double Friday night. He was placed on the bereavement list Saturday. Infielder Elian Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.