The decisions were partially informed by the promotion of utility man Jeff Bianchi -- giving the Brewers an extra position player on the roster who could start in place of Segura on Sunday -- and also by the fact Monday is an open date on the schedule. By giving Gomez a day to clear his head and Segura a day to rest his legs, manager Ron Roenicke was actually giving both players two days.
"We're doing OK" as far as player availability, Roenicke said. "'Seggy' is out, but I think he can pinch-hit. I don't know about the running part. We're going to check him out. Gomez is actually pretty good, and we were going back and forth on whether to play him or not. I asked him how he was doing, and we decided off today would help with the one tomorrow.
"Both of those guys, I'm hoping will be fine in Toronto [when a two-game Interleague series begins Tuesday]."
Following a 10-4 loss to the Rockies on Sunday, Roenicke expressed more confidence in getting Gomez back than Segura.
Gomez exited Saturday's win over the Rockies after colliding in right-center field with Ryan Braun, and he also banged his head in Friday night's game. He passed a concussion test Saturday night but was experiencing a bit of a headache Sunday morning and some pain near his left ear.
"In the moment yesterday I feel scary, because I had tingling in all my body, and I feel, I'm conscious, but it was scary," Gomez said. "I went through the concussion test and everything, it's fine. I can still remember the three words."
During the test, a subject is told to remember three words. After some physical checks, he is told to repeat them. Gomez was still able to remember his on Sunday morning: "Tree, book and pants."
"I'm available for everything today, pinch-hit, defense, running," he said. "It's like a regular off-day."
Assuming Gomez returns Tuesday, he would have two games to make a final push for All-Star Game votes. In the most recent National League balloting update, Gomez ranked third among outfielders with just shy of 2.5 million votes, about 279,000 more votes than fourth-ranked Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins. That gap was important because the top three vote-getters will be named starters.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 10:59 p.m. CT. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15, on FOX.