The Milwaukee Brewers lost more than just their first game of the season on Opening Day this year. Starting third baseman Luis Urias strained his hamstring while trying to beat out a ball to first base. There was some speculation that he would miss time, as rumors of Joey Wiemer’s promotion to the Majors circulated social media last night. While it is exciting that Wiemer is finally joining the team, it is unfortunate that it is happening under these circumstances. The Brewers’ third-ranked prospect may be up for quite a while as Urias is expected to miss up to eight weeks with his injury.
Luis Urías is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with his left hamstring injury and the Brewers expect to be more on the eight-week end, per Craig Counsell.
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How the Luis Urias Injury Affects the Milwaukee Brewers Roster
As mentioned, Urias was the Brewers third baseman on Opening Day. Now that he is out, this likely means that Brian Anderson will play more third base. Anderson was Milwaukee’s starting right fielder on Opening Day. As mentioned previously, the team’s third-ranked prospect, Joey Wiemer, will take Urias’ place on the roster.
Wiemer, a right-handed hitter, will be making his Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of their series on Saturday (weather permitting). Justin Steele, the Cubs’ starter, is left handed. As a result, Wiemer will be playing center field instead of Garrett Mitchell. Anderson will remain in right field as right-handed hitter Mike Brosseau gets the call to play third. Brice Turang, who made his Major League debut on Opening Day while starting at second base, will not start in Game Two. Instead, the right-handed hitting Owen Miller, a Mequon, Wisconsin native, will get the start at second.
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