Urías made 20 starts at third base during the pandemic-shortened 60-game year in 2020 and made his sixth start in the position this year Thursday afternoon in the series finale against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Urías will see the majority of the activity at dawn in Shaw's lack, at least for the time being.
Counsell also anticipates offensive production from Urías, who had been batting .277 with four homers and 10 RBI over his last 22 games.
"I feel just a little bit softly, and probably we have not discovered it almost. Ultimately, Luis is just a fantastic all-around attacking player. He brings all the skills that go into being a good hitter."
Urías, who started the season as the starting shortstop before Willy Adames was acquired out of Tampa Bay, was playing second base in place of injured Kolten Wong (oblique strain). Newly recalled Jace Peterson began there against the Reds, but Counsell expects Wong back shortly.
Kolten's not far away," he said. "He is definitely not back yet but it's not a long-term matter. This is a thickness hit as much as anything. We start chipping away at our depth and that constantly gets frightening."
No information has been published pending consultation with all Brewers physicians on a treatment program.
"It is going to be a small bit of time here before we consult Dr. (William) Raasch back in Milwaukee along with the doctor here to kind of collect a plan," Counsell said. "He will fly home with us tonight, so he will be with us."
"it is a terrible injury, a bizarre injury you get from playing hard, but there's nothing you can do about it. You are disappointed, you are frustrated, obviously. But then you put your mind into getting better"
Shaw, 31, fought through a tough May at the plate and was batting .191 with six homers, 28 RBI and .616 OPS in 56 matches, but right-hander Brandon Woodruff stated the 1 thing you could count on every night was solid defense.
"He's made a ton of great plays there in third," Woodruff said. "I know a lot of folks don't give him that much credit, but he is actually really, really good over there and has played a heck of a third base to this stage ."
Patrick Weigel is recalled
When the Brewers placed Shaw on the 10-day injured list, they recalled reliever Patrick Weigel from Class AAA Nashville to fill his roster spot. The Cincinnati series was that the beginning of 16 consecutive games without a day off and the thought was another arm in the bullpen would be more valuable than a player.
"Our bullpen's in good shape now," Counsell said. "It's more of an issue of a few days from today , an arm is what we're going to need, therefore Weigel was the choice."
Weigel, who left the four-hour drive up from Nashville to join with the Brewers for the matinee against the Reds, joined the club for the third time since being obtained as one of two relievers from Atlanta in the Orlando Arcia commerce in early April.
The other reliever obtained in the Braves, right-hander Chad Sobotka, only recently started pitching for Nashville after recovering from a terrible sinus infection.