Jean Segura was hit in the head by a Pedro Strop fastball


Brewers shortstop Jean Segura suffered a scare in the eighth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cubs when he was hit in the head by a Pedro Strop fastball. The game was tied at 3-3 and the Brewers had runners on first and third with no outs, so Segura was trying to bunt to put an additional runner in scoring position. Strop threw an 0-1 fastball which went too far in on Segura, hitting him in the helmet.

Segura was down for a while, and was tended to by the Brewers’ team trainer, but was able to stand up and take his place at first base. However, for obvious reasons, Segura was taken out of the game for a pinch-runner, Hector Gomez.

After the game, Segura said he felt “pretty good”, per’s Adam McCalvy. Segura will go through the usual concussion protocol and will probably miss a game or two. If he passes all the tests, he will likely avoid going on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

The Brewers went on to win 5-3, securing their first series win and their first winning streak of the season, having won back-to-back games against the Cubs.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.