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Segura back in lineup after being hit on elbow

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PHILADELPHIA -- Brewers shortstop Jean Segura successfully completed batting practice and remained in the starting lineup on Wednesday, a day after he was struck flush on the left elbow by an errant pitch in the team's win over the Phillies.

Segura was hit by a 92-mph fastball from Phillies reliever Brad Lincoln with one out in the eighth inning, one batter before Ryan Braun belted his third home run. Segura was able to remain in the game.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Brewers shortstop Jean Segura successfully completed batting practice and remained in the starting lineup on Wednesday, a day after he was struck flush on the left elbow by an errant pitch in the team's win over the Phillies.

Segura was hit by a 92-mph fastball from Phillies reliever Brad Lincoln with one out in the eighth inning, one batter before Ryan Braun belted his third home run. Segura was able to remain in the game.

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"He got smoked pretty good," manager Ron Roenicke said. "It got him straight on the elbow, right on the bone. It's a little swollen, but not as bad as I thought."

That Segura was able to stay in the game was good news, since the Brewers had already used both of their backup middle infielders. Had Segura exited, Roenicke said he would have either moved Mark Reynolds to second base and Jeff Bianchi to shortstop, or moved Reynolds to third and Aramis Ramirez to shortstop.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.

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