September 17, 2021

Brewers trade Trent Grisham and Zach Davies to Padres for infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Eric Lauer (The Athletic)

The Brewers completed a four-player trade with the Padres on Wednesday, sending outfielder Trent Grisham and starting pitcher Zach Davies to San Diego in exchange for shortstop Luis Urías and starting pitcher Eric Lauer.

The 22-year-old Urías can play both middle-infield spots, but with Keston Hiura entrenched at second base, Urías could step in as the Brewers’ starting shortstop.

Since debuting with San Diego near the end of the 2018 season, Urías has struggled to hit big-league pitching, posting a .221/.318/.331 line with six homers and 29 RBI in 83 games (302 plate appearances).

Despite the early-career struggles, the long-term outlook is still very promising.

Urías, 22, has always been several years younger than the competition at each stop during his ascent through the minor leagues. During his time at Class AAA El Paso in 2019, Urías unlocked more power by compiling a .315/.398/.600 line and hitting 19 homers with seven stolen bases…

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