After suffering a left quad strain in yesterday’s Spring Training game, Luis Urias is facing at least a two-week layoff and is “questionable” for Opening Day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell told The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Todd Rosiak and other reporters. Even if Urias does miss only 14 days, that won’t leave much time for Urias to ramp up to play in the Brew Crew’s first game on April 7, and even the two-week timeline is just a projection since Counsell noted that Urias will still get more tests.
While it doesn’t seem like Urias is facing too long a layoff, the Brewers will probably have to turn to their bench depth early to fill in for their starting third baseman. Milwaukee has multiple third base options but not really a true backup shortstop, as Urias was also seen as the top candidate to play short if Willy Adames needed a breather. If not Pablo Reyes (who only has a few career games as a shortstop), top prospect Brice Turang hasn’t yet made his MLB debut, and the Brewers probably don’t want to start his service clock until such limited circumstances.
More on other injury situations from around the Show…
- Reds righty Lucas Sims won’t be on the team’s Opening Day roster since he more time to build up his arm, Sims and manager David Bell told reporters (including MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon). Sims is healthy now, but is behind schedule since illness and back spasms interrupted his usual offseason work. “We can re-assess later but [first] make sure the build-up is done right and then we don’t rush into something and have a big deal,” Sims said. The absence could allow for other pitchers to step up into the closer void, as Sims has been favored as Cincinnati’s top choice for the ninth inning this season, assuming the Reds indeed have a set closer. The 27-year-old Sims moved to full-time relief work in 2019, and he has a 4.05 ERA and 35.2% strikeout rate in 115 2/3 innings over the last three seasons, though control and home runs have been issues.
- Tyler Glasnow won’t throw for 2-3 weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic ankle surgery on Friday, according to Rays broadcaster Neil Solondz (Twitter link). The procedure removed some loose bodies from Glasnow’s right ankle. While the procedure seems minor, the delay to Glasnow’s rehab from Tommy John surgery could end whatever hope the righty had of pitching in the 2022 season. Glasnow underwent his Tommy John surgery last August, thus giving him a narrow window to return this season if he hit the low end of the usual 12-15 month TJ recovery timeline.
- The Twins have shut down Randy Dobnak due to continued soreness in the right-hander’s middle finger on his throwing hand, MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park writes. It isn’t known how long Dobnak will be sidelined, though it appears as though he won’t be on the Opening Day roster. Dobnak initially sprained his finger back in late June, and then pitched in only one game the rest of the season due to a pair of 60-day IL placements. Even prior to the finger problems, Dobnak was already struggling through a rough year, and finished with a 7.64 ERA over 50 2/3 innings.
Ah glad to hear Wicho shouldn’t miss much time. Thanks Mark!
Way to cash in Dobnak!
Beats driving for a living. I do hope he gets better, though. But maybe what he really needed last June/July was surgery. Twins certainly can’t afford to lose pitching.
lose pitching? dobnak? addition by subtraction.
Glascow hits the injury bug again. Kid has talent but can’t stay healthy
You misspelled “the Rays fleeced Pittsburgh”…
…and your point is St Pete? Do you, as a fan, have such a confidence problem that you need to re-remind winning the deal over and over to make yourself feel better? How many of the other 173 fans who attend games feel that way? Maybe we can turn it into a local holiday? Maybe the Mayor of St Pete can designate a special day just for you? (After all, he should have free time: the city is filthy, the stadium is an abomination, and he probably isnt one of the 173 fans who attends games)
Nah, just pointing out another bitter Pirates fan. But, thanks anyway!
Apparently THE downvoter has such a confidence problem he feels the need to trash the city of St. Pete, the stadium, and the Rays fan base. Didn’t TB win 100 games last year? Something’s working for them, unlike another team I won’t mention.
What was bitter stating an injury bug? Seems somewhat a complementary statement about his talent and shame that he isnt healthly? You have little man’s disease?
GBS, as someone who has been to all 30 ball parks, I would say my assessment of the town, stadium and fan base is pretty accurate. Now, if you want to deflect to an unrelated convenient fact, feel free.
down, you overreacted to a reminder of an old trade, accusing StPete of a “confidence problem,” and deflected to three unrelated opinions. I just questioned whether he’s really the one with the confidence problem.
See GBS, this is where you missed the point. All I did was call out an original overreactive response to a harmless good-natured comment. There must be some reason a low brow fan feels the need to be re-live an already know “won” trade. ….we all know who won the trade but there must be some underlying issue. Are you suffering from the same condition?
Get over yourself, Professor Ego.
How am I bitter over that trade? It’s not like Glascow won a CY Young or anything. I was just simply stating he’s seen the injury bug more often than not. He had control issues in Pittsburgh but found what worked for him in Tampa. I am actually happy for him. It’s just a shame Meadows and Glascow can’t stay on the field long enough to enjoy any success
Who is Glascow? Is that an attempt at humor/insult?
Seems the name hurts your feelings. Glascow, just some fun with the name. I guess Tampa fans are overly sensitive after all. Tampa fans won’t be around much longer anyways. Montreal Rays does have a nice ring to it….
I’m not a Rays fan.
But you ARE uneducated.
Uneducated? Well, I do know the Rays fleeced the Pirates in the Archer trade.
GBS to be honest, at this point and time, the trade hasn’t favored anyone. Only legit possibility is Shane Baz. The kid looks like a stud but timing well tell. Glasnow and Meadows have been often injured. The Rays got the talent from Pittsburgh and little to show for it. Talent is talent until that talent becomes the games elite. Neither of the players have hit the elite status. There is no World Series or any of player achievements at the MLB level.
Getting to the World Series is a significant achievement. 28 teams do worse every year.
And the only reason I mentioned it was in response to THE downvoter’s silly comment.
Urias is a sneaky good player. Glad we got him. Showed a lot of potential and growth last season
Bud Selig Fan
Agree, just entering his prime years with 800+ PA’s under his belt, so he should get better.
Brewers did further testing on his quad yesterday and those results could add time to his 2 week recovery.
I know it’s early in spring and spring training is spring training but Yelich and Huira look solid so far. Fingers crossed those two are back to elite hitters or it’s going to be a long season. They would help pick up the slack if urias can’t go opening day
Bud Selig Fan
“Long season”? @2208
They got nothing out of either last season & still won 95 games. If both are back to “elite” hitters this is the best team in baseball. Not expecting either to be elite this season, but moderate rebounds make this offense capable of winning a WS with this teams run prevention.
With Huira only having one great season at the plate, I wouldn’t go so far as calling him an elite hitter. But I’d settle for him at least even just putting up a 250 avg and showing more discipline at the plate. Anything that isn’t him pretty much swinging at any pitch thrown.
Huira was elite?
Shutting down Randy Dobnak is a good strategy for the Twins.