Boston Red Sox acquire Luis Urías From Brewers at MLB trade deadline

Red Sox pick up infielder in final minutes Before trade deadline
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The Boston Red Sox have acquired infielder Luis Urías from the Milwaukee Brewers in the only move made by the club at the MLB trade deadline, Urías has spent time with Milwaukee's minor and major league clubs during the 2023 season. Milwaukee is receiving minor league right hander Bradley Blalock in return.

For over 15 minutes Boston Red Sox fans were under the impression that chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom made no moves at the MLB trade deadline until ESPN's Jeff Passan reported the Red Sox had traded for Urías.

In the post-deadline news conference Bloom said he expects Urías to be with the Red Sox

"Obviously you get this type of acquisition, you expect [Urías] to be able to help you in the big leagues," he said.

Urías is set to become a free agent in 2026, providing the Red Sox at least three seasons with the now former Brewer.

What does the trade mean for the Red Sox?

Urías missed all of April and May due to a severe hamstring strain and was optioned to the Brewers Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds in late June after struggling to return from the injury.

Urías struggled at the MLB Level during his time with the Brewers in 2023. He posted a .146/.299/.236 slash line and a .535 OPS over 68 plate apperances for the Brewers.

In the minors, Urías's numbers did improve slightly, posting a .233/.345/.379 .724 OPS over 139 plate apperances. He hit four home runs and drove in 16 RBI's during that span.

Urías has a .946 fielding percentage this season and a career .958 fielding percentage, playing at 2B, 3B and shortstop. In 2021 Urías tied for the most errors committed in the National League at 24.

With the return of Trevor Story on the way, Urías will provide depth in the infield, most likely seeing time at 2B and SS with 3b occupied by star Rafael Devers.

The Red Sox now sit 2.5 games behind the third American League wild card spot. With no additions in the pitching staff, the team will rely on the recovery of Garret Whitlock, Tanner Houck and Chris Sale to provide starting pitching for a potential playoff push.