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Mariners shortstop Jean Segura took to Instagram on Thursday to criticize police in his native country of the Dominican Republic for allegedly robbing him and holding him at gunpoint. Segura also provided a photo showing him in the bed of a truck surrounded by men wearing “DICAN” hats:
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Here is a part of Segura’s caption translated from Spanish:
The Dicam stops me with rifles, they hit me, they throw me to the ground, they take my belongings, they crash my vehicle, as if we were delinquents, today is my tomorrow, it will be another player, but what K does is good for our country.
Segura impressed for the Mariners last season and was rewarded with a five-year extension worth $70 million in June. He hit 11 home runs, drove in 80, and stole 22 bases in just 125 games — though, he had a number of DL stints due to ankle and hammy issues.
Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto, also from the DR, saw Segura’s IG post and referred to the men who stopped him as “animals”:
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