Brewers call up top prospect Jean Segura

Published On: Aug 07 2012 08:43:26 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2012 07:45:05 PM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled shortstop Jean Segura from Double-A Huntsville on Monday night and inserted him into the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds.

Segura was the top player acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in the deal for right-hander Zack Greinke in July. He was set to bet eighth.

Segura takes the 25-man roster spot held by shortstop Cesar Izturis, who has been claimed by the Washington Nationals off waivers.

The 22-year-old Segura began the season as the Angels' No. 2 prospect, according to Baseball America. He began the year at Double-A Arkansas, where he batted .294 with seven home runs, 40 RBIs and 33 stolen bases in 94 games. He played in the All-Star Futures Game on July 8 and made his major league debut July 24.