Segura hoping to test hamstring against Mets

Segura hoping to test hamstring against Mets

Segura hoping to test hamstring against Mets

ATLANTA -- Wet afternoon weather on Wednesday prevented Brewers shortstop Jean Segura from testing his left hamstring in running drills, but he said it would be "important" to play a game or two during the team's final series against the Mets.

"It's always important -- to you, to the team and to the fans. They put you out there," Segura said. "That's what I'm here for. I'm not here to sit around and watch the other guys play. I come here to play every day and not sit on the bench."

Segura entered play on Wednesday leading the National League with 44 stolen bases, but his absence was giving the Mets' Eric Young Jr. (42) a chance to catch up. Teammate Carlos Gomez and Pirates outfielder Starling Marte were next on the list with 37.

Segura is trying to become the first Brewer to lead the NL in steals since Scott Podsednik in 2004.

"I just worry about the team," Segura said. "If we win, that's OK for me. If we win and [Young] gets the title, good. If not, that's good too. I don't really pay attention to that."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.