Julio Urias

Of the 62 players the Los Angeles Dodgers now have in camp, Julio Urias is among the attention-grabbers despite his being there as a non-roster invite.

Urias completed his second season with the Dodgers organization in 2014, appearing in 25 games (20 starts) in his first experience at the High-A level. The young left-hander has been brought along slowly by the Dodgers, who are mindful to not place too much pressure on him or wear out his promising left arm.

Sunday marked Urias’ first opportunity of camp to throw live batting practice and as he routinely did against High-A competition, he easily outmatched the teammates who batted against him. Among the four hitters Urias faced, was fellow elite prospect Joc Pederson, who’s expected to take hold of the center field position for the Dodgers this season.

Urias needed just three pitchers to get Pederson swinging and the same held true when he faced Alex Guerrero. All the batters that faced Urias were left in awe by the 18 year old, who set a goal of reaching the Majors in 2015.

In other news, the Dodgers signed veteran right-hander Mike Adams to a Minor-League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Adams is another relief pitcher who has a checkered medical past, but could also prove to be of value should he manage to make the roster and remain healthy.

Here’s the biggest news that came out of Camelback Ranch on Sunday:

Alex Guerrero And Joc Pederson Speak Highly Of Julio Urias

Justin Turner Hopes His Busy Offseason Will Lead To More Playing Time This Season

Julio Urias Dominates Live Batting Practice (VIDEO)

ESPN Followed Yasiel Puig During The Offseason (VIDEO)

Cuban Prospect Hector Olivera Has Taken Physicals For Multiple Teams, Including The Dodgers

Dodgers Sign Relief Pitcher Mike Adams To Minor-League Contract

Clayton Kershaw’s Competitiveness During Live Batting Practice Surprised Yasmani Grandal

Adrian Gonzalez Focused On Getting In Better Shape During The Offseason

Kershaw And Mike Trout Reflect On Their First Regular Season Matchup

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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