Brewers reinstate infielder Urias, designate Morrison for assignment

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The Milwaukee Brewers made a significant roster move Monday, reinstating infielder Luis Urias from the injured list and designating Logan Morrison for assignment.

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Milwaukee acquired Urias in the offseason, trading Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham to San Diego in exchange for the infielder and left-hander Eric Lauer.

Urias was sidelined after he injured his hand in winter ball and underwent surgery. He was ready to make his Cactus League debut March 12 when MLB put the 2020 season on pause. And later, Urias was forced to miss the Brewers’ summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19.

A former top prospect in the Padres system, Urias made his major-league debut in 2018. In 2019, the 23-year-old batted .223/.329/.326 with eight doubles, four homers and one triple in 71 contests. He started 41 games at shortstop, 26 at second base and one at third.

Urias will make his Brewers debut Monday night against the Minnesota Twins. He’s starting at second base and batting seventh.

The Brewers signed Morrison to a minor-league deal in the offseason. Morrison appeared in nine games for Milwaukee and went 3 for 25 (.120 average) with one double, one homer and two RBI.

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