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Speaking of coming back from surgery, that is exactly what Julio Urias did towards the end of the 2018 season. Urias did not have the more common Tommy John surgery as he had an anterior capsule injury and at one point it looked like young Julio would miss the train for the 2018 season. Despite pitching only four innings during the regular season, management was convinced he could help out in the postseason and added him to the playoff roster.
One of Urias’s biggest outs of the season was the infamous sliding catch made by Chris Taylor in game seven of the NLCS. Urias got Yelich to fly out and end the Brewers’ scoring threat which was even bigger once Yasiel Puig homered to give the Dodgers a bigger lead.
Urias will be brought along slowly in 2019 so that he can start for the Dodgers with no restrictions once he is called up. It remains to be seen if Urias will start the season in the minors or in extended spring training. Despite losing a season, Urias will turn just 23 in 2019 and remains a pitcher with a bright future for the Dodgers.