Urias was helped off the field in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Mariners with an undisclosed left leg injury, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He took an awkward step down the first base line in an effort to beat out a grounder and pulled up grabbing the back of his left leg. The fact he needed to be helped off the field obviously isn't a good sign. He was 1-for-4 with a strikeout before exiting.
Urias, who left Tuesday's game against the Mariners with a pulled left hamstring, is likely done for the season, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Manager Andy Green sounded fairly certain after the game that Urias' season is over, per Acee. The talented middle infielder pulled up in the eighth inning on the way to first base while trying to beat out a grounder and was helped off the field. He tweaked a hamstring in April and while that injury only cost him three games, this was apparently a pretty severe strain. Urias finishes the season with two home runs, one steal, a .208/.264/.354 slash line and 10:3 K:BB in 53 MLB plate appearances after posting a 127 wRC+ as the youngest qualified hitter in the Pacific Coast League. He won't turn 22 until next June and figures to compete for an everyday role with the big club in spring training.
Urias went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Reds. Urias returned to the lineup after a scheduled rest day Saturday, and he cashed in with his second home run of the year. The 21-year-old is slashing just .205/.265/.364 over his first 49 major-league plate appearances, but his dynasty value remains high despite the early struggles.
Urias is out of the lineup against Cincinnati on Saturday. Urias will retreat to the bench for a standard day off following 10 straight starts after being called up in late August. During those contests, he's gone 7-for-39 (.179 average) with one home run and three RBI. Cory Spangenberg will man the keystone and bat seventh.
Urias went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Mariners. Urias roped a single to right field in the third inning for his first career major-league hit in what was his second game. He added a double in the sixth frame and another single in the eighth. The rookie also narrowly missed out on his first career big-league home run -- it was taken away after a replay review. Urias has hit second in both of his starts for the Padres so far and figures to stick there as long as he holds his own at the dish.
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