The Mets have announced that Todd Frazier has been diagnosed with an oblique strain following an MRI.
He felt tightness in his oblique but has no idea when or how it happened (note to Frazier: just wait until you’re in your 40s; that crap happens all the time). Fraizer will receive a cortisone shot will be shut down for an indefinite period of time.
It doesn’t sound like a major injury, but between this and Jed Lowrie‘s recent sprained left knee, the Mets infield depth is already taking a beating a week into spring training.
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.