Brewers RHP Prospect Abner Uribe Out For Rest Of 2022 Season
By David Gasper
The Brewers injury news was not good on Tuesday. First, catcher Victor Caratini was put on the major league IL and then down on the farm, relief prospect Abner Uribe was put on the IL as well, in a big blow.
It was reported on Brewer Fanatic earlier in the day that Uribe had suffered a season-ending injury and the Brewers later confirmed that report.
It sounds like a complete tear of the meniscus for the 21 year old Abner Uribe and his 2022 season is done. It’s an unfortunate blow as Uribe made a big jump up to Double-A this year and was looking solid, pitching three scoreless innings in two appearances with four strikeouts to go along with four walks.
Last year, Uribe spent the entire season with the Low-A Carolina Mudcats and posted a 4.01 ERA in 17 appearances covering 33.2 IP with an eye popping 52 strikeouts, but also an eye-popping 25 walks.
The Brewers have lost pitching prospect Abner Uribe for the rest of the 2022 season to a knee injury.
Craig Counsell said back in spring training that if everything comes together for Uribe (aka his command) that he could impact the big league club this season. He has a big league ready fastball that is routinely over 100 MPH. Walks have been an issue for him and they still were through his only two appearances this year.
Unfortunately we will not get a chance to see Uribe pitch in Milwaukee in 2022, but the good news of this situation is that his injury is not arm related. He should recover from the meniscus tear with no potential negative affects on his ability to reach top velocity. Something like a shoulder or elbow injury would potentially be far more devastating to his prospect stock and long-term chances of reaching the big leagues.
Uribe will have the surgery performed in Milwaukee by Brewers team physician Dr. William Raasch. Because of the 6-8 month recovery timetable Uribe will miss the entire rest of the 2022 campaign but he should be good to go for a relatively normal offseason program.
Uribe could be the next dominant Brewers reliever, but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer before we get a chance to see him in that role.
To take his place on the Biloxi roster, Matt Hardy was brought down from Triple-A Nashville.