Stephen Piscotty released from the hospital


Mike Matheny said today that Stephen Piscotty has been released from the hospital following last night’s collision with Peter Bourjos.

Last night all initial tests came back negative and he was held overnight for observation. That he’s being released now suggests that he was well-observed. Matheny said Piscotty suffered “a couple bruises, but overall everything checked out very clean.” No word yet on how long it will be until he’s playing again.

Picotty has been a revelation this year for the Cards, hitting .310/.365/.502 with 7 homers and 39 RBI in 62 games.

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.