It’s been quite the spring thus far for the only teenage prospect in camp for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Julio Urias, the 18-year-old phenom, was invited to big-league camp and has begun to garner some real hype. He was named the top left-handed pitching prospect, and had an admirer in former American League Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez.
On Friday in Maryvale, Urias made his first appearance of the spring and made an impression right away:
The left-hander went on to strike out one more in a perfect third inning. After a long wait to return to the mound due to the Dodger offense, Urias returned to the mound for the fourth. He got Carlos Gomez to pop out before walking Aramis Ramirez. Elian Herrera was brought in to pinch-run for Ramirez.
Urias erased the free pass with Herrera on first base looking to take an extra base:
Overall, Urias finished the day with 1.2 innings pitched, two strikeouts and three walks on 42 pitches. The teenager should continue to get innings, and will make his next appearance next week.
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