Urias went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh. Urias scored the game's first run on Daniel Vogelbach's first-inning double. He later knocked an RBI triple and came around to score again in the sixth. The 24-year-old infielder is slashing .231/.330/.412 with 18 extra-base hits and 25 runs scored this season.
Urias is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates. Urias has been hot at the plate over his last 11 games, hitting .308/.413/.538. He'll get a rest Saturday, with Daniel Robertson starting at second base and Pablo Reyes starting at third.
Urias will start at third base and bat leadoff Thursday against the Reds. Urias will draw a sixth consecutive start out of the leadoff spot, and he'll likely remain entrenched atop the order for the foreseeable future with Kolten Wong (oblique) not expected to return from the injured list until late June. Since moving into the table-setting role, Urias has reached base at a .364 clip.
Manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Urias will serve as the primary second baseman while Kolten Wong recovers from his oblique strain, Sophia Minnaert of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports. Urias is starting at second base and batting leadoff Friday against Arizona, though Counsell noted that he won't necessarily hit atop the order going forward. Nonetheless, the infielder figures to get most of the reps at the keystone until Wong returns from the injured list, which figures to be sometime in late-June at the earliest.
Urias went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He was not in the starting lineup but was forced into action after Kolten Wong suffered an oblique injury. Urias took advantage of the opportunity by cranking a home run in his first plate appearance of the game. He now has seven long balls on the season, including one in each of his last two appearances. If Wong is sidelined for any additional time, Urias is likely to see more regular opportunities.
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