MILWAUKEE -- Throughout Spring Training, shortstop Jean Segura's power was to right field, and two of his first four regular-season hits went the same direction.
Is this by design?
"It's natural," Segura said. "I always seem to hit the ball the other way. Sometimes, I don't try to go over there, and it happens."
That was good news to manager Ron Roenicke, who was pleased to see the unproven 23-year-old get off to a solid start. Segura was 4-for-7 in the Brewers' first two games after batting .367 (22-for-60) in 21 Spring Training games. Before that, he won the Dominican Winter League's batting title with a .324 average.
"The guys in the league that hit well for an average, that's where they hit," Roenicke said, referring to the opposite-field approach. "That keeps you on the offspeed stuff. I think if he's going to hit in this league and hit for a high average, he has to do that."