Brewers Jul 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; A Milwaukee Brewers hat and glove on the dugout rail against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the tenth inning at PNC Park.Milwaukee won 6-5 in eleven innings. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers were dealt a huge blow on Saturday as the team will be without one of its starting infielders for the foreseeable future.

According to Adam McCalvy who covers the team for, starting third baseman Luis Urias is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a left hamstring injury. Quoting Brewers manager Craig Counsell, McCalvy notes that Milwaukee expects Urias’ absence to be closer to eight weeks.

The 25-year-old suffered a significant injury to his left hamstring during the team’s 4-0 Opening Day loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Urias, a career .238/.332/.394 hitter, hit sixth in the team’s Opening Day lineup and figured to be a key part of the Brewers lineup in 2023. Now, Milwaukee will likely have played well into the month of June before Urias is fully healthy and back with the team.

Urias, a former top prospect of the San Diego Padres, was traded to the Brewers following the 2019 season, in a deal that involved Trent Grisham. Last season, Urias had a total of 472 plate appearances in 119 games, hitting .239/.335/.404 with a .739 OPS, 16 home runs, and 47 RBIs.

The MLB world reacted to the horrible Brewers news on social media.

“Urias has a lot of talent but the dude sadly gets banged up all the time,” wrote a Brewers fan on Twitter. “And don’t slide into first.”

“Dang!!! That’s not good!!” writes radio host Steve Fifer.

“Oof, that suggests it was a moderate strain, rather than just mild,” Bleacher Nation tweeted.

“Wow. Hamstring injuries are always tough,” says Kyle Malzhan.

[Adam McCalvy]

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