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"He looks like the future," manager John Gibbons said of the 20-year-old. "He'll probably be the heir apparent to [Troy] Tulowitzki someday. He's very calm. He carries himself like a big leaguer. He hits from both sides of the plate, and he's a good defender. So he's got everything. It's just that he's such a youngster, and he's got to pay his dues."
It's not just Urena's glove that's been impressive so far.
"To play shortstop in the big leagues you've got to be a good defender. So he's got that. But I see the complete game. He can run a little bit. He's got offence and defence," Gibbons said.
And the manager also liked the effort, despite the risk of injury.
"I like the hustle," he said. "You don't see a lot of guys do that. I mean, you don't want to see anyone get hurt. But it's not like you can go out and stop them before it happens. He did show me something."
Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.