Obviously, if you stretch back far enough in your memory bank; you’ll remember Rob Segedin. For it wasn’t that long ago that he homered off Madison Bumgarner in August of 2016. Then, Segedin went to the hospital to see his child be born. While that was the high point, Segedin is no longer in the big leagues.
After the 2017 season, he had a hand injury that required surgery with the team’s hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin. Segedin would never again play in the big leagues after continually being bothered by the injury.
Now, Pedro Moura writes a story over at The Athletic that tells us about the upcoming lawsuit between Segedin, his wife, and the Dodgers’ team hand consultant.
A former Dodger is suing the team's hand consultant over what he claims is negligence. Rob Segedin's wife also is suing, claiming "loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, and solace, and sexual relations.”
— The Athletic (@TheAthleticLA) June 18, 2019
Seriously, please hold your puns in the comments section. It sounds like Segedin has had an immense amount of trouble with his hand and wrist since retirement. From the article:
Among other claims, Segedin’s suit alleges he was not properly apprised of his actual condition and was negligently recommended “unnecessary surgery.” Those injuries, according to the complaint, “will result in permanent impairment,” causing him to “suffer pain, loss of enjoyment of life and other forms of severe mental and emotional distress and anguish.”
Currently, Segedin serves as an analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out in the coming months or even years.
Furthermore, Dr. Shin is also a hand consultant for the Los Angeles Rams, Kings, Angels, USC and Loyola Marymount. Meanwhile Segedin retired after 53 games played in 2016 and 2017 which resulted in a .226 average and .636 OPS, all for the Dodgers.
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