The Brewers officially reinstated Jean Segura from the disabled list Friday, the team announced on Twitter. Segura has missed the last 17 days due to a fractured pinky finger suffered while sliding into third base on a triple against the White Sox.
Segura is expected to take over the starting shortstop role again with his return. Up until his injury, he had been batting .262/.306/.373 with six stolen bases. He'd also been plunked in the head twice by pitches, though neither of those required him to miss time. As of yet, there are no reports on whether Segura has returned the cursed pirate gold that he apparently stole.
To create a roster space for Segura, Milwaukee designated reliever Brandon Kintzler for assignment. Kintzler had allowed five earned runs in seven major league innings with a 2.5 WHIP so...yeah, his demotion isn't totally unexpected. That means both David Goforth and Luis Sardinas will remain on the roster for now.
Sardinas, who performed well as Segura's replacement, could see time at second base along with Elian Herrera and Hector Gomez. The slick-fielding rookie picked up a hit in nine of 12 games he appeared in, batting .267. He's played mostly shortstop and second in the minors, but has a few games at third base thrown in.
The Brewers lineup is almost back to full strength with Segura returning. Jonathan Lucroy is expected to be activated Monday, which will see Juan Centeno sent back to the minors. After that, only Wily Peralta will remain on the disabled list for the Brewers, for now.