The Orioles optioned Urias to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
The move was necessary to make room for Mac Sceroler's (shoulder) activation from the injured list. Urias went 2-for-4 with a homer in his only game after being recalled June 4, but that apparently wasn't enough to earn a longer stay with the big-league club. That said, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Urias up with the Orioles again at some point this season. All in all, he's hit .246/.328/.386 for the big club in 2021.
Urias went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and one strikeout in Sunday's 18-5 win over Cleveland.
Urias joined the starting lineup for the first time since he was called up Friday, and he blasted a solo homer in the eighth inning. He hasn't had consistent playing time this year but is now hitting .246 with two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs in 2021.
Urias was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.
The 27-year-old was demoted to Triple-A in mid-May after posting a .626 OPS through six weeks with the Orioles, and he'll return to the major-league roster Friday. Urias also struggled in the minors with a .191/.269/.277 slash line, and he may be sent back down once Pat Valaika (personal) returns from the bereavement list.
Urias was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
The O's needed some length behind Adam Plutko on Sunday, so they swapped out Urias for lefty Bruce Zimmermann. Urias surprised with his small-sample performance last season, but he has struggled to a .226/.305/.321 line so far in 2021. He will have to spend at least 10 days in the minors unless he's brought back as an injury replacement.
Urias will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Athletics, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Urias will remain in the starting nine for the fourth game in a row. The first two of those turns came at shortstop for the injured Freddy Galvis, but he'll get the nod at second base for the second day in a row with the Athletics bringing a lefty (Sean Manaea) to the mound. Since Galvis is healthy again and Rio Ruiz appears locked in as the strong-side platoon option at the keystone, Urias' path to regular playing time still appears blocked.
Urias went 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI across both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mariners.
After popping his first homer of the year, a two-run shot, during a 4-3 loss in the opener, Urias ensured a split for the O's by bringing home Rio Ruiz with a walkoff single in the nightcap. Urias was just 1-for-7 on the season coming into Tuesday and doesn't have much of an offensive resume in the minors, but he should continue to see semi-regular playing time at second base given Baltimore's lack of other options.
Urias remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Heading into spring training, Urias had been considered a candidate to open the season as the Orioles' primary second baseman, but Baltimore's late signing of Maikel Franco seems to have thwarted those plans. With Franco taking over as the everyday third baseman, Rio Ruiz has since been pushed over to the keystone, where he's emerged as the primary option. Urias will be on the bench Sunday for a seventh time in the Orioles' nine games this season.
General manager Mike Elias said Saturday that Urias and Pat Valaika are the primary candidates to start at second base, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The pair appeared to be battling for a utility role during spring training, but expected starter at second base Yolmer Sanchez was designated for assignment on Saturday, opening the path to a starting gig. Urias made his big-league debut last season and performed well in a small sample size, going 9-for-25 with one homer and two doubles in 10 games. Urias and Valaika could begin the season splitting time at the keystone for the Orioles.
Urias is battling to earn a roster spot as a bench player, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Urias proved himself capable of playing across the infield while coming up through the Cardinals' farm system, and he spent time at second base and shortstop during his major-league debut in 2020. That versatility is something that manager Brandon Hyde stressed when discussing the traits he is looking for in bench bats heading into the 2021 campaign. Urias is in the thick of competition with Pat Valaika and Stevie Wilkerson for the role, though he may see limited playing time initially even if he breaks camp with the big-league club.
Urias went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-5 loss to the Blue Jays.
His fifth-inning shot got the O's on the board, but unfortunately they were already down 10-0 at that point. It was Urias' first homer in the majors, and the 26-year-old has had an impressive start to his big-league career, going 8-for-21 (.381) through nine games.
Urias was recalled by the Orioles on Tuesday.
Urias made appearances in five games during his time in the majors earlier this season and went 1-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout. He should resume a depth role in the middle infield over the final week of the regular season.
Urias was returned to the Orioles' alternate training site following Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Urias took a walk in one plate appearance as a pinch hitter in Friday's twin bill, but he'll head back to alternate camp. The 26-year-old has seen minimal playing time in the majors this season.
Urias was recalled from the Orioles' alternate training site to serve as the 29th man for Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
The 26-year-old was sent to the alternate site last week, but he'll rejoin the Orioles for Friday's doubleheader. Urias is 1-for-5 in four games this season and should return to the alternate site after the twin bill.
Urias was optioned to the Orioles' alternate training site Thursday.
Urias served as infield depth for the major-league club recently and appeared in four games. He'll return to alternate camp after Jose Iglesias (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Urias was recalled by the Orioles on Tuesday.
Whenever Urias gets into a game, it will be his major-league debut. He posted a .263/.369/.424 slash line (good for a 97 wRC+) in 96 games for Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals organization last season. He'll likely serve as a utility infielder during his time with the team, giving the Orioles added depth with Jose Iglesias (quadriceps) landing on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Urias (lower leg) was added to Baltimore's 60-man player pool Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Urias will report to the team's alternate camp site in Bowie, Maryland. The 26-year-old, who was claimed off waivers in February, spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A Memphis, slashing .263/.369/.424 in 96 games.
The Orioles optioned Urias (lower leg) to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Baltimore scooped up the utility infielder off waivers from the Cardinals in February, but Urias never had the opportunity to make a serious run at an Opening Day bench job before spring training was suspended last week. Though he battled shin splints about a week before the shutdown, Urias should be fully healthy by the time the minor-league season gets underway.
Urias is out Thursday with shin splints, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Recently claimed off waivers by the Orioles after he was designated for assignment by the Cardinals, Urias is the older brother of Brewers shortstop Luis Urias. He has a legitimate shot of seeing time in the majors this year on a rebuilding club, but it is unclear when he will be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut.
Urias was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Tuesday.
The Orioles will be an easier roster to crack than the Cardinals would have been, but Urias' odds of breaking camp in the big leagues don't appear particularly high in Baltimore either. In 142 games at the Triple-A level, he's hit a modest .262/.347/.426.
Urias was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Thursday.
This move frees up a roster spot for Ricardo Sanchez, who was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Thursday. Urias spent the majority of 2019 with Triple-A Memphis, appearing in 96 games and slashing .263/.369/.424 with nine home runs and four stolen bases.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/06||vs CLE||W 18-5||4||2||2||1||2||0||0|
|05/15||vs NYY||L 2-8||1||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|05/11||@ NYM||L 2-3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/08||vs BOS||L 6-11||1||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|05/07||vs BOS||L 2-6||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||@ SEA||W 6-0||3||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|05/02||@ OAK||L 5-7||2||1||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AAA-Diablos Rojos del Me||12||10||3||3||1||0||0||3||--||2||0||1||.300||.300||.400|
|2014||AAA-Diablos Rojos del Me||85||233||37||61||12||3||6||39||17||46||4||6||.262||.341||.416|
|2015||AAA-Diablos Rojos del Me||106||399||91||140||20||4||10||55||32||52||12||8||.351||.410||.496|
|2017||AAA-Diablos Rojos del Me||106||388||91||132||29||3||19||79||41||75||12||10||.340||.433||.577|
|2019||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||5||20||5||4||0||0||1||2||1||8||0||0||.200||.238||.350|