Eibner had been optioned to triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday morning to make room for reliever Adam
Pederson was injured when he lunged at the bag as he ran to first base on Sunday. Manager
Pederson, who is hitting .220 with a .662 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, did not offer much insight into his condition. Asked how he felt before Monday's game against the Giants, he told a small group of reporters, "I feel good," and walked away. The team placed him on the DL about an hour later.
Urias expected to debut Thursday
As the team has telegraphed for several days, Julio Urias is expected to make his 2017 debut on Thursday against the Giants. Roberts announced that Kenta Maeda would start on Friday at home against Philadelphia rather than Thursday as previously listed. Roberts declined to name Urias as the starter for Thursday, but he has hinted at the possibility since the weekend.
Urias threw 93 pitches and logged 5 2/3 innings for triple-A Oklahoma City in his last start.
Gutierrez still not ready
Franklin Gutierrez, on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, will miss another week, Roberts said. The team does not expect Gutierrez to rejoin the big league club until the beginning of May.