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No movement on Segura extension, but Crew open

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PHOENIX -- The Brewers are open to the idea of an extension for second-year shortstop Jean Segura but have yet to re-engage with his agent, general manager Doug Melvin said Tuesday.

Assistant GM Gord Ash has been the Brewers' point man so far with agent Joe Klein, who revealed last year that the team had offered an extension. Those talks did not progress. Melvin met again with Klein in Milwaukee in September and agreed to revisit the matter in 2014.

"We haven't had any conversations [about an extension since then]," Melvin said.

For a commitment to make sense for the Brewers, it would probably have to cover at least one of Segura's free-agent years. That would mean a minimum of a six-year deal.

The Brewers have signed players like Ryan Braun, Yovani Gallardo and Jonathan Lucroy to similar long-term contracts in recent years.

"We're always open to them," Melvin said. "We've locked up some [players], some we didn't. We didn't get Prince [Fielder]. We offered him a deal earlier on to buy into free agency, but it just depends what players want. Not a lot of them want long-term deals that will take away free agency, and we like to get deals that have at least a year of free agency if we can."

Segura, acquired from the Angels in July 2012 in the Zack Greinke trade, made the National League All-Star team in his first full Major League season. He finished the year hitting .294 with 42 extra-base hits and 44 stolen bases. He could serve as the Brewers' leadoff hitter this season.

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.

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