Mariners fans were left holding their breath Monday when newly acquired shortstop Jean Segura left in the third inning.
Playing against the Astros, Segura wasapparently hurt when he dove back into first base during the third inning while trying to avoid a tag that resulted in a double play.
Segura never returned to the game, and multiple reports suggest he suffered a right hamstring strain. It's a big blow for the slumping Mariners, who traded for the reigning NL hits leaderthis past offseason.
Entering the game, Segura had been a revelation for the Mariners. The speedy shortstop had 10 hits in 30 at-bats while scoring six runs scored with a home run, three RBIs and three stolen bases. He was 0 for 2 Monday before leaving.
Taylor Motterreplaced Segura in the lineup.
A similar hamstring injury just landed Nationals shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list.
It appears Segura may have been taken out for precautionary reasons, however, because managerScott Servais saidhe suffered a very mild hamstring strain and is now considered day-to-day.