Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was forced from Monday’s game against the Astros with a strained right hamstring and was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
Manager Scott Servais said the strain is “very mild,” but a number of factors were likely considered when Seattle decided to put Segura on the DL. It’s very early in the season, the weather around the country is still on the cold-to-cool side, making it tougher to get muscles loose, and the implementation of the new 10-day DL this year makes it easier to stomach the loss for a week-and-a-half rather than two-plus weeks.
In the meantime, Taylor Motter should see most of the time at shortstop, while Jarrod Dyson fills in as the Mariners’ new leadoff man most nights.
Along with Mitch Haniger and Zac Curtis, Segura was acquired from the Diamondbacks over the winter in exchange for Ketel Marte and Taijuan Walker.