Luis Urias got selected for the 2018 Futures Game World Team. As of August 28, 2018, he made his major league debut in San Diego.
He slugged .208 with 12 hits in his debut appearance at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Since Fernando Tatis Jr., another highly touted shortstop prospect, was already in the organization, he was seen as the front-runner to take his place as the starter at shortstop during spring training in 2019.
In the end, Tatis’ performance in the Cactus League won him the job, and Luis was sent back to the minors to wait for his next opportunity.
When Tatis went down with an injury on April 8th, he was called up to fill in for him. However, he only played in 11 games and batted just .083 before being sent back down.
When Tatis’ impressive rookie season was cut short due to injuries, he got his big break. As of the end of the month of July, he was playing shortstop on a regular basis and batting .223 with four home runs and 24 RBIs in 71 games.
Eric Lauer was moved to the Milwaukee Brewers in November, along with P Zach Davies and OF Trent Grisham, as part of a three-player deal.
He was expected to replace Orlando Arcia as the starting shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers, whose batting average was deemed to be below average.
What Happened To Luis Urias?
Luis Urias was battling with a thumb problem at the beginning of the month and then this hamstring issue manifested itself on Sunday.