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.
Urias earned the win in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits in five innings while striking out five and walking two.
Urias didn't need to be nearly as good as he was, as the Dodgers held a 11-0 lead by the time he threw his first pitch in the bottom of the first inning. The lead had been stretch to 15-0 by the time he allowed his only run, a solo homer by Cristian Pache. He now owns a 0.69 ERA in 13 inning this postseason, striking out 16 batters while walking just three.
Urias will start Game 3 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Wednesday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The Dodgers had to alter their plans after Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start due to back spasms. Tony Gonsolin will handle that game, with Urias lined up for Game 3. Kershaw may be ready to pitch by Game 4, though the Dodgers have yet to announce their plans for him. Urias has struck out 11 and walked just one in eight scoreless innings of relief so far this postseason.
Urias turned out to be the primary pitcher for Thursday's NLDS Game 3 win over the Padres, picking up the victory after allowing just a single unearned run on one hit over five innings of relief. He struck out six while walking one.
Dustin May was announced as the starter but was only asked to throw one inning before turning it over to Adam Kolarek, who in turn handed off to Urias just two outs later. The young lefty was excellent, with an error and a balk combining to allow the Padres to score their only run during his five frames. Urias has now thrown eight innings without allowing a single earned run this postseason.
Urias tossed three scoreless innings of relief while allowing three hits and striking out five against the Brewers in Wednesday's Game 1 win. He picked up the win.
Walker Buehler was pulled after four innings, so Urias came on and was the pitcher of record in the 4-2 series-opening victory. He needed 52 pitches to get through the three frames, but he was in control throughout. Given the Dodgers' pitching depth, Urias probably won't be used again until the second round.
Urias took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss to the A's, giving up one run on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out five across six innings.
Serving as the bulk reliever behind Joe Kelly and Brusdal Graterol, Urias entered the game in the third inning and turned in a solid six frames. His only damage of the night came via an RBI single by Ramon Laureano in the seventh. Although the southpaw's role for the postseason has yet to be determined, it would appear as though Dave Roberts could be planning to use him out of the bullpen during the playoffs. The 24-year-old closes out the regular season with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 11 appearances (10 starts).
Urias won't start Wednesday against the Athletics but will pitch in a bulk role as a reliever, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Joe Kelly will start in Urias' place Wednesday as manager Dave Roberts wants to try him out of the bullpen in preparation for the postseason, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Urias' role for the postseason hasn't yet been defined, but Roberts' desire to test him as a reliever suggests that he could work as a reliever during the playoffs.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Tuesday that he is not sure of the role Urias will play in the postseason, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Urias has started in each of his 10 appearances this season, posting a 3.49 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 40:16 K:BB while winning three games. Those numbers are certainly respectable, but the emergence of rookies Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May along with the looming return of Walker Buehler (finger) may push Urias out of a postseason rotation spot. There is also concern about Urias' first-inning struggles this season; he has posted a 9.00 in the first frame through his 10 starts while registering a 1.85 ERA over his remaining 39 innings.
Urias did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win over the Rockies, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out two across 5.1 innings.
Overall it was a solid performance for Urias at Coors Field. After giving up a pair of runs in the first inning, the southpaw settled into a steady groove, quieting Colorado's bats the rest of the way. Urias left the game with the score tied, 2-2, so he was not credited with the win. The 24-year-old will bring a 3.49 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Wednesday's contest against Oakland.
Urias pitched six innings against the Astros on Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and four walks while striking out three. He did not factor in the decision.
Urias was wild in the outing, walking a season-high four, but he was otherwise excellent, yielding only three hits and limiting Houston to a single run. The quality start was the left-hander's third of the season and the second in his last three outings. He departed in line for a win but had to settle for a no-decision after Houston staged an improbable comeback in the ninth inning. Urias will carry a 3.53 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his next start, currently scheduled for Thursday at Colorado.
Urias will start Saturday's game against the Astros, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The southpaw is coming off a shaky outing in which he allowed four runs over 4.1 innings against the Rockies, so he will certainly be looking to work deeper into the game Saturday against Houston. The 24-year-old is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA to go along with 35 strikeouts on the campaign.
Urias yielded four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings in a no-decision Sunday versus the Rockies.
Urias gave up a two-run homer to Josh Fuentes in the second inning, and then he got into trouble in the fifth before Dylan Floro replaced him. It was a rare misstep for Urias this season, who has a 3.86 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB across 37.1 innings. The 24-year-old is expected to start next Sunday versus the Astros.
Urias (3-0) allowed one run on four hits and struck out five over six innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The only damage on Urias' line was a solo home run by Carson Kelly in the third inning. The other three hits he allowed were singles. Tuesday also marked the second time in seven starts Urias didn't walk a batter. The 24-year-old southpaw has a 3.27 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 29 strikeouts through 33 innings this season. He lines up for a home start versus the Rockies on Sunday.
Urias will start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks rather than Sunday against the Rangers, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Urias was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against Texas, but the Dodgers have decided to go with Tony Gonsolin on Sunday instead. Urias will open the series against Arizona when the Dodgers return home Tuesday.
Urias didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's contest between the Dodgers and the Giants. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while fanning six across four innings.
Urias has not completed five innings in three of his last four starts, displaying the same struggles to pitch deep into games he's often demonstrated throughout his career thus far. He posted season-high marks for hits, earned runs and walks allowed in this game, although he also fanned a season-best six hitters. Urias' next start is scheduled for Aug. 30 at Texas.
Urias did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's loss to the Mariners, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five across 1.2 innings.
After pitching into the seventh inning during his last start against the Padres, Urias failed to provide the same length for the Dodgers on Wednesday. The southpaw needed 34 pitches to get through the first inning, though he did punch out five of his 10 batters faced. After another 18 pitches into the second frame, Urias was replaced with reliever Dennis Santana. The 24-year-old, who owns a 2.74 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, will look to iron out his efficiency Tuesday at San Francisco.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/14||@ ATL||W 15-3||1||5.0||3||1||2||5|
|10/08||@ SD||W 12-3||1||5.0||1||0||1||6|
|09/30||vs MIL||W 4-2||1||3.0||3||0||0||5|
|09/23||vs OAK||L 4-6||6.0||2||1||2||5|
|09/17||@ COL||W 9-3||5.2||3||2||0||2|
|09/12||vs HOU||L 5-7||6.0||3||1||4||3|
|09/06||vs COL||L 6-7||4.1||5||4||2||6|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|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|