During Spring Training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ, the Los Angeles Dodgers had some great prospects working to make the roster. One of them was Mexican-born Julio Urías. He didn’t make the opening day roster, but on Friday the young left-handed phenom will get his major league debut against the New York Mets at Citi Field in Queens, NY.
At 19, Urîas will be the youngest starting pitcher for the Dodgers in nearly 53 years. On August 23, 1963, Dick Calmus made his debut with the Dodgers against the Milwaukee Braves at Dodger Stadium.
The numbers on Urías during Triple-A ball: his ERA is 1.10, with 44 strikeouts and eight walks in 41 innings. He has thrown 27 consecutive scoreless innings. So far this season Urías has not thrown more than six innings, but the team is confident he will transition to the bigs.
Urías was scheduled to start for the Oklahoma City Dodgers Friday, but Alex Wood was pushed back until Monday due to soreness in his triceps.
In related Dodgers news: On Tuesday Mike Bolsinger got his first win of the season and reporter Claudia Gestro sat down with the Dodgers starter for an interview. Right now his record is 1-1 and his ERA is 4.50 in 10 innings pitched. On Tuesday Bolsinger went 5-2/3 innings.
Below is that interview plus another video by Claudia of Dave Roberts talking about Urías during Spring Training.
Photos by Claudia Gestro, top photo of Julio Urías during Spring Training
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