The Luis Urias experiment with the Milwaukee Brewers has come to an end. The struggling utility infielder, who has battled injuries for much of his tenure in Milwaukee, continued to perform poorly at the plate following a demotion to Triple-A Nashville.
Once acquired by the Brewers (along with Eric Lauer) in exchange for Trent Grisham and Zach Davies, Urias has once again been traded. This time, Milwaukee has sent him to the Boston Red Sox. Adam McCalvey reports that the Brewers are getting pitching prospect Bradley Blalock in return. He has a 2.19 ERA in 11 starts in Low-A.
The Boston Red Sox are acquiring infielder Luis Urias from the Milwaukee Brewers, sources tell ESPN.
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Luis Urias’ Career with the Milwaukee Brewers
As mentioned, Urias was first acquired by the Brewers via trade in 2020. That year, he appeared in 41 games for Milwaukee, hitting ,239/.308/.294 with no home runs and 11 RBI.
The next year, though, Urias showed some real promise at the plate. While playing in 150 games, he hit .249/.345/.445 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI. For a while, it looked like he may be the team’s everyday third baseman for a few years.
However, in 2022, he injured his leg in Spring Training and missed the first month of the season. He was never really able to get going after that, hitting .239/.335/.404 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI in 119 games.
This season, Urias has been both injured and slumping at the plate. He has only appeared in 20 games for the Brewers, hitting .145/.299/.236 with one home run and five RBI. He has not performed well in Nashville, either, hitting .233/.345/.379 with four home runs and 16 RBI.
Hopefully a change of scenery will be good for Urias, who was always a great clubhouse presence.