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Padres to call up second base prospect Luis Urías


The Padres will call up second base prospect Luis Urías from Triple-A El Paso and he will debut on Tuesday against the Mariners, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Urías was signed by the Padres as an international free agent out of Mexico in December 2013.

Luis Urías, 21, is the No. 4 prospect in the Padres’ system and No. 22 in baseball, per MLB Pipeline. This season, Urías has hit .296/.398/.447 with 45 extra-base hits, 45 RBI, and 83 runs scored in 533 plate appearances.

While Urías is viewed as the Padres’ second baseman of the future, Acee notes that Urías could also get some playing time at shortstop, which would mean Freddy Galvis would shift over to second base when that happens.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.