Urias and the Dodgers reached a one-year, $3.6 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Urias has been impressive in limited innings over the last two seasons, and he'll be rewarded with a significant pay increase in 2021. The southpaw served mainly as a starter last year, posting a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 55 innings during 11 appearances (10 starts).
Urias pitched 2.1 innings of flawless work Tuesday, fanning four and earning the save in a win over the Rays in Game 6 of the World Series. Urias came into the game with two outs in the seventh inning with a runner on first and proceeded to immediately fan Yandy Diaz. The southpaw allowed three earned runs in 23 innings of work and was so impressive starting and out of the bullpen that he was in the World Series MVP discussion. The 24-year-old was the youngest player to record a save in a World Series clinching game since 1981.
Urias didn't factor in the decision during the loss to the Rays in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. He allowed two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts and one walk over 4.2 innings. It was another strong performance from the young left-hander, with the only runs he allowed coming via solo homers from Randy Arozarena and Hunter Renfroe. Urias threw 56 of 80 pitches for strikes and obviously won't be available for Game 5, but it could be all hands on deck for the Dodgers with Game 6 now guaranteed for Tuesday, though the 24-year-old figures to be limited out of the bullpen on two days rest.
Urias will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Rays on Saturday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Manager Dave Roberts previously indicated the 24-year-old was available Wednesday for Game 2, but he never entered the contest with the Dodgers trailing throughout. Urias earned the win in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Braves on Sunday with three scoreless frames to close the game, so he'll be fully rested for his start Saturday. The left-hander has been stellar in four appearances this postseason with a 4-0 record, 0.56 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB across 16 innings.
Urias picked up the win Sunday in Game 7 of the NLCS against Atlanta, throwing three hitless, scoreless innings to close out the game. Though he was the final arm called upon in the game for the Dodgers, Urias actually pitched the longest of anyone on his team, with none of the previous four pitchers throwing more than two innings. Urias entered the game with the score tied 3-3 in the top of the seventh and proceeded to retire the next nine batters in order despite not striking out a single one, earning the win as the Dodgers took a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh.