Urias was confirmed as the Dodgers' fourth starter by manager Dave Roberts on Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
While Urias will open the year in the rotation, it remains to be seen how long he'll stay there. He threw just 85.1 innings last season (including the playoffs) and just 22 and 54.2 in the two previous campaigns. The Dodgers have the rotation depth necessary to manage Urias' workload carefully, though it's safe to expect quality innings, even if the quantity is restricted. In 184 career innings at the major-league level, the young lefty owns a 3.18 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and a 24.1 percent strikeout rate.
Urias pitched two-thirds of an inning against Cincinnati on Monday, allowing two unearned runs on a hit and a walk while striking out one.
Though the unearned runs charged to Urias were partly a result of Justin Turner's fielding error leading off the inning, the southpaw nonetheless struggled in his first Cactus League appearance of the season. That shouldn't put his status at risk, however, as manager Dave Roberts has already confirmed Urias' place in the rotation to begin the campaign.
Urias will make his first spring training appearance on the mound Monday against the Reds, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Manager Dave Robers recently confirmed that Urias will begin the season in the starting rotation. The young left-hander finished the 2019 season with a 2.49 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 85:27 K:BB across 79.2 innings (eights starts). Urias' road splits last year featured a 1.86 ERA, making it clear that the 23-year-old isn't afraid of the big moment and should fit nicely toward the bottom of a star-studded Dodgers pitching staff.
Urias is expected to begin the season as one of the Dodgers' starting pitchers, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Urias has been shuffled between the bullpen and the starting rotation over his career, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed Saturday that the 23-year-old will begin the season in the starting rotation. The southpaw posted a 2.49 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 37 appearances (eight starts) in 2019.
Urias will not be restricted this season, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.
Urias has bounced between the bullpen and the starting rotation throughout his major-league career as he has dealt with both injuries and age-related innings limits. After compiling a 2.49 ERA in 79.2 frames last season, he has a legitimate chance to begin the campaign as one of the Dodgers' five starting pitchers. Though that may seem like a long time coming, Urias is still young by MLB standards -- he won't turn 24 until mid-August.
Urias agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
This was the young southpaw's first of four years as an arbitration-eligible player. He is a popular breakout candidate now that the decks are clear for him spend the bulk of the year in the big-league rotation.
Urias will be a starting pitcher next season, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Urias was always expected to be a starter long term, but injuries have limited him to a total of 13 starts over the last three seasons. He had an excellent 2.01 ERA in 29 relief appearances last year, though his 3.26 ERA in eight starts was quite good as well. Don't expect him to suddenly pitch 200 innings in 2020, however, as he threw just 81.2 frames in 2019.
Urias is moving back to the bullpen for now, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
He logged two scoreless innings Sunday against the Giants, giving up three hits while striking out four. However, he needed 43 pitches (29 strikes) to get through those two frames, and that lack of efficiency may be the reason the Dodgers would prefer to use him as a reliever. While he will be available as a reliever in the upcoming series in Baltimore, qhe could open for Kenta Maeda again next weekend against the Mets. Either way, it seems the Dodgers will continue to groom Urias for a 2-to-3-inning role for the postseason.
Manager Dave Roberts said he's expecting Urias to cover three innings in the lefty's start Sunday against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
In his return from a 20-game suspension Sept. 3, Urias started and tossed three innings of one-run ball, but he didn't factor into the decision in the 5-3 win over the Rockies. The Dodgers apparently aren't keen on having Urias dramatically increase his pitch count in his eighth start of the season, likely as a means of limiting the strain on the 23-year-old's surgically repaired shoulder. Urias can likely still be counted on to deliver strong ratios whenever he pitches, but he may have a tough time capturing wins since he won't be asked to work deep into starts. Kenta Maeda is slated to enter the game behind Urias as a bulk reliever and may be a better candidate to factor into any decision.
Urias will start Sunday's game against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
He pitched three innings while throwing 44 pitches in his start Tuesday against the Rockies. The expectation is that he will continue to build up from start to start, so he could throw around 60 pitches in Sunday's outing. It's a solid matchup for the young southpaw, but he is far from a lock to go deep enough to qualify for the win.
Manager Dave Roberts said after Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies that he expects Urias to make another start in five games, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
If that plan comes to pass, Urias would start the Dodgers' first game of the upcoming week Tuesday in Baltimore, resulting in Walker Buehler moving back a day in the schedule. Urias rejoined the rotation Tuesday as a replacement for Kenta Maeda, tossing three innings and giving up one run on two hits and no walks while striking out three in a no-decision. Since managing Urias' workload is still viewed as a priority for Los Angeles, another three- or four-inning assignment is probably in the cards for his next outing.
Urias didn't factor into the decision against the Rockies on Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits over three innings, striking out three and walking none as the Dodgers eventually won 5-3.
It was an abbreviated outing as Urias works his way back into action coming off his 20-game suspension, so he didn't qualify for a decision, but he looked good over the opening three innings before making way for his bullpen. He should see his workload increase as the Dodgers attempt to ready him to be able to make starts in the playoffs.
Urias will start Tuesday's game against the Rockies, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Urias will toss around 45 pitches, so he's unlikely to work more than two or three innings. He was reinstated from the restricted list Monday and hasn't taken the mound since Aug. 16 against the Braves, when he worked three scoreless frames and struck out one.
Urias was reinstated from the restricted list Monday.
Urias is back after serving a 20-game ban for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. He appears to be back as a reliever for now, but he could receive some starts before the end of the season and could also fill that role in the playoffs.
Urias pitched two innings for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out two.
Urias pitched in a game for the first time since receiving a 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on Aug. 17. He threw 43 pitches and gave up a double, two singles and a hit batsman. Urias' next appearance is likely to be with the big club after his suspension is lifted Monday.
Urias (suspension) will pitch for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Urias will make his first appearance since being handed a 20-game suspension Aug. 17 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The southpaw is scheduled to throw 45 pitches or three innings as Los Angeles looks to stretch him out so that he is an option to be used as a starter in the playoffs. The 23-year-old is eligible to return to the Dodgers on Sept. 2.
Urias (suspension) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Urias has been ineligible to play since Aug. 17 while serving a 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Because he previously served five games while on administrative leave, Urias can return to the Dodgers on Sept. 2. The Dodgers are looking to stretch the 23-year-old out during his absence in order to have him available as a starting option when the playoffs start in October.
Urias will work on building endurance during the remainder of his 20-game suspension in order to potentially start games in October, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Urias was suspended for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on Saturday, though he was credited for the five games he previously served while on administrative leave. The 23-year-old has started six games and functioned as a long reliever for the Dodgers this season, though he has not thrown more than 61 pitches in an outing since April 18.
Urias was suspended 20 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
This stems from an arrest in mid-May on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. It was announced in June that Urias would not face charges in relation to the incident. He has served five of the 20 games already while on administrative leave, making Urias eligible to return Sept. 2. Casey Sadler was recalled to take Urias' spot on the roster.
Urias gave up a hit and a walk over three scoreless innings of relief while striking out one Friday to record his fourth save of the season in an 8-3 win over Atlanta.
Only one of the southpaw's four saves have been of the traditional one-inning variety. Urias had been tagged for runs in four straight appearances coming into Friday, but he still sports a respectable 2.76 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 14:7 K:BB through 16.1 innings since the All-Star break as he adapts to a high-leverage, long-relief role for the Dodgers.
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|2013||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||54.1||18||18||0||2||0||0||67||16||44||2.50||1.109|
|2014||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||87.2||25||20||0||2||2||0||109||37||60||2.37||1.112|
|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||4.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||7||8.57||1.667|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||4.1||2||2||0||0||1||0||5||6||11||19.76||4.146|
|2016||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||45.0||11||7||0||5||1||0||49||8||31||1.40||0.867|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||31.1||6||6||0||3||0||0||32||15||20||2.60||1.125|
|2018||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||7.1||4||4||0||0||0||0||13||4||6||5.07||1.409|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||1.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||2||18.00||5.000|
|2019||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||3||9.00||1.500|