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Different people handle tragedies in different ways, of course, and Segura seemingly would prefer to jump back into his normal routine of playing baseball to help ease the pain he is assuredly feeling. He'll be taking part in a voluntary workout on Thursday and appears likely to be activated for the Brewers' series against the Nationals starting Friday.
Ron Roenicke had said the team was willing to grant Segura as much time away as he needed, and it appears he will continue to give as much support to Segura as possible. According to Adam McCalvy, Roenicke said he would likely ease the 24-year-old back into the lineup and would play him only so long as Segura felt comfortable:
"He's back in town. He got back last night and I talked to him, and he's ready to go," Roenicke told 620-AM WTMJ's Greg Matzek on Thursday. "He needs to do this, he feels, to keep his mind off of some things. So he'll be back with us. I don't know that he'll be playing every day at the beginning. It's kind of up to him and how he feels. But he wants to do this, so he'll meet us there tomorrow."
Segura's teammates will, certainly, do all they can to support Segura and make him feel as comfortable as possible. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy spoke for the rest of the team: "We're just trying to support him as best we can ... There's nothing, really, you can do about it, just when he comes back take him in and support him as best we can. There's nothing you can do or say that will fix it. Nothing."
When Segura first left to fly back to the Dominican Republic, there was a chance that he would end up being gone a significant amount of time, perhaps the rest of the season. The Brewers had been prepared to accommodate him as needed, of course, but they will also likely gratefully appreciate the former All Star returning to the lineup. Though Segura has not had the greatest year at the plate, he has been a plus defensively and is still certainly a better option than Jeff Bianchi or Elian Herrera would be long-term.
In all likelihood, it will be Herrera who is sent back to Triple-A when Segura is officially activated.