Dodgers add LHP Urias to bullpen mix for NLCS

Dodgers add LHP Urias to bullpen mix for NLCS

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MILWAUKEE — The Los Angeles Dodgers made a surprising decision with their National League Championship Series roster, adding 22-year-old phenom Julio Urias as part of their bullpen mix.

Urias, formerly the organization’s top starting-pitching prospect, made three scoreless relief appearances as a September callup in his return from shoulder surgery, a procedure that kept him out for more than a year. For their matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers, Urias will essentially replace Scott Alexander as a left-hander out of the bullpen. The rest of the roster remained unchanged.

Urias was on his way to becoming a top-of-the-rotation starter for the Dodgers until undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in June 2017.

He struggled at times in his return to the minors late this season, ultimately allowing seven runs on 10 hits and seven walks in a span of 11 2/3 innings. But he later threw four scoreless innings with the Dodgers, allowing only one baserunner while striking out seven batters. His fastball touched 97 mph.

But Urias was given ample rest in between outings then and probably isn’t ready to pitch in back-to-back games.

MLB News

via http://www.espn.com – MLB http://www.espn.com

October 12, 2018 at 10:06AM

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