Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Julio Urias’s Next Stop a Mystery
The Dodgers are expected to welcome Julio Urias back at the beginning of September but before then they must decide where Urias will make his next rehab start.
The Dodgers reportedly are undecided on where Urias will make his next rehab start. Urias made his two most recent rehab starts with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and pitched a total of three innings. In his last outing, Urias pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing two runs on two base hits.
In his rehab start on August 10th, Julio allowed one earned run on three base hits in 1 2/3 innings. For Urias, the results don’t look like anything special but he did throw as hard as 95 miles per hour in his last rehab outing. Urias routinely sat around 92-93 miles per hour in his last two outings which is right around where his velocity was prior to his shoulder surgery.
Wherever Julio Urias’s next stop is, he is scheduled to throw three innings tomorrow in what may be his last rehab start. Even if it doesn’t end up being the last minor league rehab start for Julio, he is definitely towards the end of his journey back. It’s a pretty safe assumption that Urias will be with the big league club when the calendar turns to September barring any setbacks.
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