After two discouraging outings, the 20-year-old Julio Urias is being sent down.

Urias will return to Triple-A, the Dodgers announced. Josh Ravin will fill his roster spot.

Urias was tagged for seven runs in 2.1 innings Saturday night. He couldn’t find his spots, and the Marlins took full advantage. In the start prior, Urias allowed six runs in four innings against Colorado.

He’s struggled to find consistency since his call-up in San Francisco. The Dodgers said he was here to stay, but obviously Urias’ performance changed things. At such a ripe age, it’s no surprise he’s had rough points.

Urias is considered one of, if not the, best pitching prospect in baseball. The Dodgers have arguably the best pitching depth in the sport – especially with the emergence of Alex Wood and Brandon McCarthy’s rebound – so demoting Urias doesn’t hurt them. Instead, rather than cost the organization major league wins, the franchise can let Urias work through his struggles in Triple-A.

It’s very likely just a temporary stint for Urias, but one that appeared necessary.

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