Scott Feldman undergoes knee surgery, out six weeks

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Astros right-hander Scott Feldman is expected to miss six weeks following surgery to repair a torn mensicus in his right knee.

Feldman, who’s in the second season of a three-year, $30 million deal, started 10 games with a 4.80 ERA and 37/14 K/BB ratio in 60 innings before the injury. He had a 3.74 ERA in 29 starts for Houston last year.

Brett Oberholtzer figures to take Feldman’s rotation spot and the Astros added Double-A call-up Michael Feliz to the roster for bullpen help.

Luis Urías to miss six to eight weeks with fractured hamate bone

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Robert Murray reports that Brewers infielder Luis Urías underwent surgery to repair a fractured left hamate bone, suffered during a game in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. The club expects him to miss six to eight weeks, which likely means he will not start the regular season on time.

The Brewers acquired Urías from the Padres along with pitcher Eric Lauer in late November in exchange for pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham.

Last season with the Padres, Urías hit .223/.329/.326 across 249 plate appearances. While his offense isn’t anything to write home about, he does play above-average defense with the ability to play several positions.

Urías was slated to be the regular shortstop, so his late start likely means Orlando Arcia will get another chance to prove himself. Arcia has failed to live up to expectations across four seasons in the big leagues thus far.