UPDATE: Brewers Dealing With Family Tragedy
story updated on July 12, 2014 at 12:45pm
MILWAUKEE (KMOX) – We now know what tragedy caused Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to close the clubhouse and not take any questions after Friday night’s game with the Cardinals, citing a need for privacy.
The team’s official Twitter account, Saturday, sent out condolences to Jean Segura and his family on the loss of his young son.
The Brewers shortstop has reportedly traveled back to his native Dominican Republic for the funeral of the nine-month-old boy.
our earlier story:
MILWAUKEE (AP)- The Milwaukee Brewers blew a six-run lead Friday night, then dealt with disheartening news after a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Distraught manager Ron Roenicke closed the clubhouse and didn’t take reporters’ questions, citing a death in the family of a player he didn’t identify. Roenicke said he would divulge more information Saturday.
“For respect of him right now, we’re not going to let anybody in the clubhouse,” Roenicke said. “Sorry, but these things are tough and I just don’t want to leave any players open to anything.”
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