The backend of the Dodgers bullpen might be pretty solid. The rotation may not be half-bad either.

Julio Urias pitched two innings Sunday against Seattle, striking out two and allowing no hits. Sergio Romo, the offseason signee via the San Francisco Giants, added another scoreless frame.

Urias’ situation is interesting. The team initially hinted at him beginning the year in extended spring training, but he’s performed well enough (to this point) to justify starting in the rotation. Unfortunately for Urias, there are other factors at play. His innings limit is expected to sit between 150-180, and if L.A. wants him full-go for the postseason, it may be better off with Brandon McCarthy and/or Scott Kazmir in the rotation early.

Romo won’t have that problem. He’s a three-time world champion who is expected to pitch the 8th inning as a bridge to Kenley Jansen. Romo (albeit in a limited sample size) has dominated thus far. Spring training is spring training, but the Dodgers would rather him look fantastic than not.

Trayce Thompson returns this week

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  1. Lin Brand

    I miss Sergio so much :-(. Take good care of him,, dodger fans.

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