MINNEAPOLIS -- Because the All-Star Game prevented him from attending in person, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez said he sent a surrogate to Monday's funeral in the Dominican Republic for shortstop Jean Segura's infant son who passed away suddenly last week.
Ramirez has served as a mentor to Segura since the Brewers acquired the latter in a trade two years ago, and planned to reach out personally in the next day or two.
"You just have to move on, but, you know, it's tough," Ramirez said. "I can't even imagine what that's like. Hopefully I never have to experience something like that. It's just tough. What else can you say?"
Segura can remain on the bereavement list for five more games. He has been told to return when and if the time feels right.
"We're just trying to support him as best we can," catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. "It's a really bad, tough situation that I would never wish on anybody. Brutal, man. There's nothing, really, you can do about it, just when he comes back take him in and support him as best we can. There's nothing you can do or say that will fix it. Nothing."