DENVER -- The Brewers gave rookie shortstop Jean Segura a break on Monday, offering him a chance to recover from being spiked on a play at the plate and to play around with his newest technological toy.
Segura is the latest Brewers player to join Twitter -- @jeansegura9 -- and had a very modest goal for his interaction with fans.
"I don't know how to use it, so I don't want to get in trouble," Segura said.
He found some trouble at home plate in Houston on Sunday, when Astros catcher Chris Snyder stepped on Segura's right shin after Segura slid safely into home plate in an eventual Brewers win. He limped back to the dugout but remained in the game, and manager Ron Roenicke said Monday's off-day was unrelated.
"Somewhere, I wanted to give him a day off and get Cody [Ransom] into the game, and I thought today was a good day to do that," said Roenicke, who said he was not worried about Segura playing past his previous career high for games. "Physically, he's pretty solid. I don't think, physically, he'll have a problem with any of this."
Said Segura of his bruised leg, "I don't think there's anything serious. I feel really good."