Luis Urias, listed as the No. 4 prospect in the San Diego Padres organization by MLB.com, was assisted off the field Saturday night, with an apparent ankle injury. The 20-year-old infielder is currently with the San Antonio Missions, Double-A affiliate of the Padres.
In the bottom of the second inning, Urias was playing in a shift, positioned at the back of the infield dirt and about five steps closer to first base. A groundball was hit his way, and after making a remarkable snag, Urias threw the runner out at first. In the transition, Urias took a few steps towards second base and ultimately fell into a roll. He quickly grabbed towards his ankle.
Missions manager Phillip Wellman and a trainer were immediately on the field, to get to Urias. After the trainer made contact with Urias, he appeared to be evaluating his left ankle. After some time, Urias was assisted off the field and replaced with a substitute.
More information will be posted, as it becomes available.
You can read more about Luis Urias, and the success he has brought to the San Diego Padres farm team, the San Antonio Missions, by clicking here.
Currently, Urias is carrying a .319 batting average and an OBP of .416. He has 111 hits, 17 doubles, and two home runs in his 90 games and 348 at-bats. The young infielder has shown to be a reliable offensive piece to the Missions success this season. Urias bats the lead-off position often and has consistently made plays happen for San Antonio.
The Missions are currently first in the Texas League South standings, and have the best record in all the Texas League, at 58-40 overall. With a record of 41-29 in the first half, the club guaranteed themselves a playoff appearance.
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