Position: First Baseman
- Baltimore Orioles (1990-1993, 2001-2004)
- New York Mets (1994-1995)
- Montreal Expos (1995-1997)
- Seattle Mariners (1998-1999)
- Toronto Blue Jays (1999)
- Texas Rangers (2000)
- Cleveland Indians (2000)
- Played 15 seasons in the MLB for 7 different teams
- Career batting average of .291
- Height of his career was between 1995 and 2000, when he hit over .300 in 4 of those 6 years and near .300 in the other two.
- Best season was 2000 in Toronto, when he hit .334 with 19 HR and 103 RBI
- Named in the Mitchell Report and by former pitcher Jason Grimsley as a steriod/HGH user, but unlike many other players, he has actually admitted to using them.
Segui’s successful run from 1995-2000 earned him lots of money. After the 2000 season, the Baltimore Orioles (who he had broke into the big leagues with), gave him a 4-year $28 million contract. It was a horrible move by the Orioles as Segui spent most of those 4 years on the DL, averaging just 48 games per season before retiring at contract’s end in 2004.
When Segui signed with the Seattle Mariners in 1998, it was historic because his father, Diego Segui, had thrown out the first pitch in Mariners franchise history 21 years earlier.
Segui was in the news more recently for his use of steroids and HGH. Unlike many other players, however, Segui actually admitted to using them. Former Major League pitcher Jason Grimsley is the one who said Segui used HGH, but that wasn’t any groundbreaking news. Segui had a prescription for HGH from a doctor to counter a deficiency he had been diagnosed with, and he had previously mentioned his usage of it. The Mitchell Report identified Segui as a user of anabolic steroids, but Segui admitted to using them before the report came out. He said he got them from Mets clubhouse attendent Kirk Radomski. However, he refused to discuss the situation with Senator Mitchell because he didn’t want to betray the trust of other players.
Here’s a spoof story on David Segui’s HGH use done by the satirical news site, The Onion. (Link)
Sadly, I couldn’t find any David Segui youtubes. I was hoping to find one of his batting stance, which made me uncomfortable just looking at it.
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