Brewers Get Disappointing Luis Urias Injury Update on Opening Day
Opening Day of the 2022 MLB season is here, with the first game of the year being an exciting showdown between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately, the Brewers will begin the new campaign without one of their top players, infielder Luis Urias.
A left quad injury has left Urias' Opening Day availability up in the air, however, the Brewers confirmed Thursday that the 24-year-old will officially begin the 2022 MLB season on the injured list.
Luis Urias Injury Update
The silver lining to the situation is that Urias is only going on the 10-day IL, making it clear that there's some optimism for a return sooner than later. Reports at the end of March indicated that he was operating at "50% intensity," so time will tell when he's comfortable enough to handle the MLB workload.
The 2021 MLB season mark Urias' first full-time campaign, which resulted in him finishing with a career-high 23 home runs and 75 RBIs in 490 at-bats. He also managed to improve his slash line from .239/.308/.294 in 2020 to .249/.345/.445 last year, leaving Milwaukee hoping for more improvements this year.
Jace Peterson will take Urias' spot at third base for the season opener Thursday. The 31-year-old veteran finished the 2021 campaign with six HRs and 31 RBIs with a .247 batting average in 259 at-bats.
The good news is that the Brewers are projected to open the season with a win despite Urias' absence. Milwaukee is a -190 road favorite over the Cubs according to FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB Opening Day odds.
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