Urias pitched two innings, allowing an infield single and striking out three. His velocity topped out at 97 mph, per MLB.com.
"He's got plus stuff and big league command," Arizona pitching coach Greg Sabat said.
Urias will get his stitches removed in five to seven days and then begin a throwing program. He's expeted to return to the mound in July.
Urias is expected to have the procedure on May 28 to remove the peri orbital benign mass.
"Obviously, one of our main intentions -- independent of the procedure -- is to protect Julio and limit his workload," said director of player development Gabe Kapler. "We're mindful of pitch and innings totals for every pitcher in our organization. Our aim is to take a long view approach to Julio's progression with laser sharp focus on long-term health. A blow midseason made sense to us."
He also noted the condition has never limited Urias' ability on the mound. He is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Tulsa.
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"Our standard answer right now is that we won’t see him (in 2015). He's 18," manager Don Mattingly said last month. "Nobody wants to retard his development at all. He’s moving forward. He had (87 2/3) innings last year. He’ll get more this year. There’s a plan to continue to build his innings and get him ready for the big leagues."
“It’s pretty hard not to like what you see,” manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s a nice, clean delivery. The ball comes out easy. He’s still very young but seems wise beyond his years, as far as pitching. Everybody likes what we see.
“Our standard answer right now is that we won’t see him (in 2015). He’s 18. Nobody wants to retard his development at all. He’s moving forward. He had (87 2/3) innings last year. He’ll get more this year. There’s a plan to continue to build his innings and get him ready for the big leagues.
“At this point, it’s not about him being in the big leagues. It’s about him developing.”
Urias is 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 43 career minor-league outings (38 starts). He also has 176 strikeouts in 142 innings.
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