Urias is dealing with a minor left shoulder injury but is expected to rejoin the lineup Sunday for Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Urias exited Friday's contest in the middle of the at-bat after tweaking something in his left shoulder, but he'll apparently be good to go after one day off. The 22-year-old has a healthy .316/.400/.595 slash line with 18 home runs at Triple-A this season.
Urias "felt something" on a swing in Friday's game for Triple-A El Paso and exited for precautionary reasons, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He is considered day-to-day.
Hitters rarely exit games mid at-bat, as Urias did in the fifth inning, due to minor injuries, so some skepticism is warranted regarding this report. However, it is still somewhat comforting that the Padres are downplaying the injury.
Urias left Triple-A El Paso's game Friday in the fifth inning during his at-bat after suffering an apparent injury on a swing, Felix Chavez of the El Paso Times reports.
It's typically bad news when a hitter cannot complete an at-bat due to an injury suffered during a swing, and that sounds like it could be the case with Urias. We may not get official word on the nature of the injury until Saturday.
The Padres are expected to give serious consideration to promoting Urias before the end of June, and possibly within the next week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I think he's on a really fast track," general manager A.J. Preller said. "We just wanted to ... make sure that he was in a good spot, so that when he came back and hit (against) the better quality big-league pitching, we felt like he was in a really balanced position and in a powerful position."
His .368/.461/.724 slash line and 14 home runs in 44 games in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League are obviously quite impressive and his .432 average and 7:7 K:BB over his last 10 games further suggests that the time is drawing near for Urias to be called up for good. He has upped his flyball rate and pull rate at Triple-A this season, which has contributed to the power breakout, and now he is regaining the elite contact skills that made him such a promising prospect in the first place. Look for him to take over as San Diego's everyday second baseman sometime this month.
Urias went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk for Triple-A El Paso on Monday.
Urias can't stop mashing homers for the Chihuahuas, as he's now left the yard four times since Friday to give him 11 long balls in just 23 Triple-A games this season. The recent tear leaves him a .354 batting average and a ridiculous 1.269 OPS over 109 at-bats in the PCL. Urias was just 2-for-24 in his brief spell in the big leagues earlier this season, but he's doing his level best to show the Padres he deserves another look, and they could feel compelled to give him one soon with Ian Kinsler still scuffling to the tune of a .177 batting average.
Urias went 3-for-4 with three home runs, two walks and six RBI for Triple-A El Paso on Sunday in the team's 10-6 win over Las Vegas.
Urias has done very little with his major-league opportunities this season, going 2-for-24 at the plate, but he's hit .391/.462/.978 with seven homers in 10 Triple-A games. With big-league second baseman Ian Kinsler struggling to a .139/.218/.253 line and shortstop Fernando Tatis exiting Sunday's game against the Nationals with a hamstring injury, it's possible Urias gets the call back to the big leagues in the very near future.
Urias has been optioned to Triple-A El Paso, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Urias struggled during spring training and out of the gate to start the season, so the Padres will option him to Triple-A in the hopes that regular at-bats will help him get on track at the dish, per Cassavell. He had just two hits in 24 at-bats with the big club this season before this move. In a corresponding move, Manuel Margot has been activated from the paternity list.
Urias is starting at second base and will bat eighth Friday against Arizona.
Urias went 1-for-3 with a double in Thursday's series opener, and he'll get another shot to start with Luke Weaver slated to pitch for the opposition. Ian Kinsler will head to the bench as a result.
Urias will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Franchy Cordero (elbow) is headed to the injured list, opening up a spot on the active roster for Urias. The 21-year-old was expected to open the season with the big club but was sent to the minors shortly before the season in a surprise move. Through four games with El Paso, Urias is slashing .333/.400/.556 with a homer and a stolen base (18 at-bats). He'll likely fill a reserve infield role during his time with the Padres, though Urias could push for playing time at the keystone if Ian Kinsler continues to struggle. Urias is starting at second base and hitting leadoff in his first game with the big club.
Urias will begin the 2019 season at Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
The Padres are electing to have top prospect Fernando Tatis open the season in the majors, making Urias the odd man out. The team has been weighing its options heavily all spring, but until this point Tatis was still expected to start in the minors before likely being promoted midseason. Unfortunately for Urias, the offseason acquisitions of Manny Machado and Ian Kinsler leave no additional room in the infield. Urias remains one of the Padres' top prospects, but the team likely doesn't want him in the majors if he isn't going to see the bulk of the playing time.
Urias (hamstrings) is starting at shortstop and batting second in Sunday's spring game against the Royals, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Urias has been sidelined since last Tuesday due to general fatigue in both hamstrings, but his return ahead of Monday's off-day confirms the issue was minor. The 21-year-old battled hamstring issues throughout the offseason as well but should be ready to go for Opening Day, barring additional injury.
Urias (hamstrings) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Reds.
Urias has been held out of games the past few days with general fatigue in both hamstrings, an issue that first surfaced Tuesday. The rookie remains on track to be back to full strength for Opening Day after taking some time off to heal.
Urias (hamstrings) is not in the lineup for Friday's spring game against the Athletics, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Urias has yet to return to game action since being scratched from Tuesday's contest due to general fatigue in both hamstrings. The 21-year-old is apparently close to returning to the lineup, but it's unsurprising the Padres have remained cautious with Urias, as he's battled hamstring issues over the last six months.
Urias (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
There was a report Wednesday that Urias could be ready to return to action for this contest, but that will not be the case. He completed a full workout Wednesday, uninhibited, but given the hamstring issues he has dealt with over the past six months, the team appears to be exercising caution.
Urias (hamstring) could return to the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
He went through a scheduled workout Wednesday uninhibited and it sounds like he could return Thursday if he feels fine. Urias was scratched from Tuesday's game due to general fatigue in both hamstrings, which was a concerning diagnosis, given that he spent much of the offseason recovering from a significant hamstring injury that ended his 2018 season. We will need to see him get a string of spring games under his belt before comfortably putting the issue in the rearview mirror.
Urias was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Mariners due to general fatigue in both hamstrings.
The Padres are calling Urias' removal from the lineup precautionary. The youngster will be reevaluated Wednesday. His status will be worth extra monitoring after his rookie campaign was cut short due to a hamstring injury.
Urias was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against Seattle, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
No reason for the scratch was announced. Javy Guerra will start in his place. Urias is expected to open the season as the Padres' shortstop. If he's forced to miss time at the start of the year, at-bats could be opened up for Guerra, Greg Garcia and/or Jose Pirela.
Urias (hamstring) won't face any restrictions in camp, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Urias was unable to play winter ball this offseason after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, but it sounds like the issue is behind him heading into spring training. Manager Andy Green said Urias will be "involved in every drill," adding that he won't be held back at all. The 21-year-old is expected to open the season as the Padres' starting shortstop before likely shifting to second base following the promotion of Fernando Tatis.
Urias is progressing after a setback with his hamstring injury cancelled his plans to play winter ball this offseason, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
A pulled hamstring ended Urias' debut season in early September, but he had originally planned to play in the Mexican winter league. He felt something when resuming his running program, however, and elected to be cautious and take it easy. He is currently at about 75 percent and expects to be at 100 percent by the start of spring training. It sounds as if Urias will be unaffected to start the season, but a recurring hamstring issue is at least something to keep an eye on.
Urias may move over to shortstop following the Padres' signing of Ian Kinsler on Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Urias was expected to start the 2019 season as the club's starting second baseman, but his role is a little muddled now that Kinsler is on the team. Urias was groomed at both middle infield spots during his time in the Padres' minor leagues, though Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic added that the team still views him at the keystone while envisioning Kinsler at third base. Either way, he should be penciled into an everyday role unless the club elects to keep him in Triple-A for the start of the season to gain an extra year of control.
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