The Orioles announced Monday that Urias recently underwent a core-muscle procedure, but the infielder is expected to be a full participant at the start of spring training, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Urias' core repair is likely related to the right adductor strain that kept him on the injured list for the final two weeks of the regular season. Before being shut down, Urias had emergency as an everyday player in the middle infield, ultimately finishing the campaign with a .279/.361/.412 slash line, seven home runs, one stolen base, 38 RBI and 33 runs across 296 plate appearances. He'll likely get a chance to compete for a regular role in spring training, but expect the Orioles to bring in some competition for the 27-year-old at either second base or shortstop.

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