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.
Urias (4-3) was charged with the loss Friday after allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out one batter over two innings.
Urias came into the 10th inning to replace Kenley Jansen. He gave up a walk and a single but managed to escape without damage. Unfortunately, the real trouble came in the 11th with Carson Kelly's second homer of the night. Despite making a few starts for the Dodgers this year, Urias is expected to remain in the bullpen for the remainder of the season. Through 26 appearances, the 22-year-old owns a 2.64 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.
Manager Dave Roberts said Monday that he expects Urias to capture a spot in the Los Angeles rotation in 2020, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports. "We project [Urias] to be a starter for us next year and many years to come," Roberts said.
Urias opened the current season in the rotation and has started in six of his 25 appearances, but the Dodgers have been mindful of restricting his workload in each of those outings, as he's topped 90 pitches on just one occasion. The Dodgers haven't formally outlined Urias' role for the remainder of 2019, but due to the recent big-league arrivals of prospects Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May along with the eventual returns of Hyun-Jin Ryu (neck), Ross Stripling (biceps) and Rich Hill (forearm) from the injured list, the team should have enough starting depth to get by with limiting the 22-year-old lefty to relief duty the rest of the season. Urias has already shown that he can provide value as a multi-inning reliever behind an opener or as a high-leverage stopper late in games. Over his 19 appearances out of the bullpen, he's submitted a tidy 1.93 ERA while limiting opposing batters to a .190/.268/.270 slash line.
Urias will remain in the bullpen for now, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw struggled in a spot start Tuesday, and manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Urias will remain in the bullpen, but he didn't rule out starting in the future if injuries persist in the rotation. In 24 appearances (six starts) this season, the 22-year-old owns a 62:20 K:BB with an ERA of 2.54.
Urias took a no-decision after giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out three over 2.2 innings in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Rockies.
Entering the rotation in place of the injured Ross Stripling (biceps), Urias was limited to just 61 pitches after having previously worked out of the bullpen for the past month. While the overall results weren't impressive, Urias at least avoided a total implosion at Coors Field, which couldn't be said for his counterpart, Kyle Freeland (eight runs allowed in 3.2 innings). Unless the Dodgers bolster their rotation depth ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline, Urias should pick up another start Sunday in Padres. Expect some sort of restriction to be in place, however, as the Dodgers are cognizant of managing Urias' workload carefully after he missed most of the 2017 and 2018 seasons while recovering from shoulder surgery.
Urias will start Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Urias was set to either start or handle the bulk of the innings for the second game of the series, and following Monday's game, manager Dave Roberts confirmed that the lefty would start. He'll look to build on an impressive 2019 campaign, as he's posted a 2.34 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with a 59:19 K:BB over 57.2 innings.
Urias will either start or be used as the primary pitcher Tuesday in Colorado, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With Ross Stripling (biceps tightness) landing on the injured list, Urias will take his place in the Dodgers' rotation, but it's possible he will follow an opener. This is exciting for those who have been stashing Urias or deploying him as a reliever, as he may now get a chance to show what he is capable of as a regular member of the rotation, but this first outing in Coors Field is one to avoid. It is unclear how long Stripling will be out, but if he misses more than the minimum 10 days, Urias will line up for another start on Aug. 4.
Manager Dave Roberts said he plans on having Urias pitch three innings in relief Sunday against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Though starter Kenta Maeda is sufficiently stretched out, the Dodgers probably aren't counting on him to work deep into the outing at hitter paradise Coors Field. As a result, Urias will likely be tapped to piggyback Maeda at some point in the contest, though he could face similar troubles in keeping the Rockies bats at bay in the thin air of Colorado. Urias hasn't permitted an earned run over his last six appearances (spanning 14 innings) and has allowed only 10 baserunners during that stretch.
Urias (4-2) allowed two baserunners and struck out one over three scoreless innings of relief to claim the win Tuesday in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Ross Stripling was capped at 60 pitches while making his first start in two months, allowing Urias to pick up the bulk of the leftover six innings needed from the bullpen. Though he only induced five swinging strikes in the 40-pitch outing, Urias provided some ratio help and was able to scoop the win thanks to Chris Taylor's go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning. Urias will remain in a relief role for the foreseeable future while the Dodgers look to manage his workload, but he should offer some fantasy utility in that capacity. Over 13 appearances out of the bullpen, Urias has posted a 2.19 ERA and 1.01 WHIP while scooping up three saves and three wins.
Manager Dave Roberts said that Urias will be available to "back up" Ross Stripling in the latter's start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Urias entered the rotation last week to afford the team's other five starters an additional day of rest amid a busy period in the Dodgers' schedule. Though he dazzled with three shutout frames in the spot start, Urias will transition back to a relief role this week, even with the loss of Rich Hill (forearm) having since opened up a fifth spot in the rotation. In part due to the organization's desire to limit Urias' workload this season, Stripling will instead be summoned to replace Hill, though Stripling will face some restrictions himself after pitching no more than two innings in any of his relief outings over the past two months. Both Stripling and Urias could thus be deployed in a de facto piggyback arrangement Tuesday.
Urias did not factor into the decision against San Francisco on Thursday, pitching three scoreless innings and giving up only one hit while striking out five.
Pressed into a starting role due to the need to give Kenta Maeda (hand) an extra day of rest, Urias rose to the occasion, giving up only a double to Buster Posey while striking out five and throwing 29 of his 43 pitches for strikes. Though he has pitched well of late, holding opponents to only one unearned run in his last 11 innings, Urias figures to remain in the bullpen for the time being; Maeda is lined up to return to action Sunday, and Ross Stripling is expected to fill the rotation spot of Rich Hill (forearm).
Urias will make a spot start Thursday against the Giants, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
Urias was assumed to start Saturday with Kenta Maeda (hand) having his scheduled turn pushed back a day, but he'll instead take the mound a couple days earlier. The 22-year-old has thrown between 26 and 41 pitches in his last eight outings, so he's not stretched out to be used as a traditional starter. Caleb Ferguson is expected to pitch second for the Dodgers in what is effectively a bullpen day.
Urias is likely to make a spot start Saturday against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The Dodgers want to give Kenta Maeda an extra day of his rest before his next start after he took a comebacker off the wrist in Monday's game against the Giants, so Urias is a likely candidate to make a spot start in his place. The left-hander has started four games this season to mixed results, as he threw a combined 11 shutout innings in two of those outings, while coughing up eight earned over the other two.
Urias earned a save by holding the Cubs scoreless over three innings Thursday, allowing only one hit and one walk.
The 22-year-old lefty was called upon to relieve Clayton Kershaw and needed only 41 pitches to close out the game in three tidy innings. Though he is no threat to take over Kenley Jansen's closer job anytime soon, the fact that Urias has picked up three saves is a good indication that manager Dave Roberts trusts him as a crucial component of a bullpen that has been one of the team's few weak areas this season.
Urias (3-2) allowed two runs on one hit over two innings but picked up the win in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Phillies.
Urias got into trouble when he plunked Jean Segura and then allowed a game-tying home run to Bryce Harper on his very next pitch. He kept things clean in the ninth inning and was bailed out by catcher Will Smith's walkoff solo shot. Urias has 36 strikeouts, a 3.78 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 33.1 innings this year.
Urias was officially reinstated from administrative leave Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The league's investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident continues, and Urias could still face a suspension once it concludes, but he'll be allowed to play for now as the league has been unable to obtain video evidence of the incident. He'll return to the active roster, with Kyle Garlick optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear a spot.
Urias is expected to be reinstated from administrative leave Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Urias was arrested for domestic battery May 13, but after spending a week on administrative leave, he'll be eligible to return to the team for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay. It's unclear if he'll face any discipline following the league's investigation into the issue.
Urias was placed on seven-day administrative leave Tuesday after being arrested for domestic battery the night before, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The league will likely keep Urias on leave while it investigates the details of the incident. Depending on the results of the investigation, a suspension could follow.
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