Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Julio Urias May Not Return in 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Starting pitcher Julio Urias
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Starting pitcher Julio Urias /

The Dodgers have been winning games and getting reinforcements daily thanks to September call-ups.  Unfortunately, Julio Urias may not be a reinforcement for the Dodgers this season.

The Dodgers were hoping that Julio Urias would help solve their bullpen woes by bolstering the bullpen in September.  Unfortunately it’s starting to look less likely that there will be a 2018 comeback for Julio Urias.  Dave Roberts told the media on Sunday that the club is not sure when Urias will pitch again after his last outing.

In Julio’s last outing he lasted just a third of an inning while allowing two runs and two walks.  Despite throwing only fourteen pitches, Urias only put six in the strike zone and was pulled as the Dodgers staff did not like what they saw.  The setback means that te Dodgers sould not expect Urias back in 2018.

Between his three rehab stints with the AZL Dodgers, OKC Dodgers, and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Urias has compiled a 5.73 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.  If there is any good news to come from his rehab stints, it’s the fact that Urias was around 93-94 miles per hour and he still held minor league batters to a .205 average.  With the second week of September approaching quickly, its becoming more unlikely by the day that Urias will return to LA this season.

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