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Video: José Ramírez hits two home runs in first game back from injured list

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Indians third baseman José Ramírez returned from the injured list in style on Tuesday evening against the White Sox, belting a grand slam in his first at-bat. With two outs, Carlos Santana walked, Yasiel Puig singled, and Jordan Luplow walked to load the bases for Ramírez. Ramírez worked a 3-1 count against Carson Fulmer before putting a good swing on a 93 MPH fastball, sending into the seats in right field at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Ramírez, 27, missed a month due to a broken hamate bone in his right hand. He was in the midst of, by his standards, a down year, batting .254/.325/.463 with 20 home runs and 75 RBI in 532 plate appearances. Down year or not, the Indians are happy to see him back in the lineup just in time for the stretch run.

Update: Ramirez added a three-run home run in the third inning, this time from the right side of the plate. Two homers, seven RBI. Not a bad first day back on the job.

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.