Milwaukee Brewers Infielder To Miss Up To Two Months

Tough way to start the season. In the 9th inning of Thursday's Opening Day 4-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers' third baseman Luis Urias injured his hamstring while running the bases, and will likely be out for two months.

Manager Craig Counsell called it "significant", and a "solid hamstring strain" and indicated that Urias will be out on the lengthier end of the "six-to-eight week" timeline given. 

"He's had some significant muscle injuries that have cost him significant time" over the last couple of years, noted Counsell. 

Urias, 25, only got into 119 games last season, finishing with 16 HR, 47 RBIs and a .739 OPS. That was a disappointment coming off his breakout 2021, when he blasted 23 homers to go with 75 RBIs and an OPS+ of 112. 

Brian Anderson and Mike Brosseau will do the filling in at third in Urias's absence, while a big-time rookie will be getting his shot, as Joey Wiemer is called up to get some time in the outfield to help fill in as well. 

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