Julio Urías was last seen on a major league mound on May 20, 2017, and with attention spans at an all time low in 2018, that’s putting him dangerously into forgotten meme territory, but you don’t have to take my word for it.
remember salt bae? this is him now. feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/j92BV2nXyw
— katie (@yewonified) May 8, 2018
In his first 3 starts of the 2017 season, Julio was electric while pitching to a 1.06 ERA in 17 IP. Unfortunately, as his shoulder started blowing up, so did his ERA.
All told, Urías ended up tossing 23.1 innings of 5.40 ball before undergoing the knife to repair a damaged left anterior capsule.
On Tuesday, closing in on the one-year anniversary of his last MLB game, Julio took to Instagram to low-key alert the masses that his return is getting closer.
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) May 16, 2018
Sure maybe he’s throwing at 70% effort tops, but still, we have Julio Urías in a full windup and throwing off of a mound. Yes, he’s not yet quite on the rubber, but he’s close enough, and there’s reason to be excited, especially with how 2018 has gone.
There is still hope for an extremely tentative August return for Julio, which I think couldn’t be a better birthday present for the Culiacan, Mexico born left-hander. He turns 22 on August 12.
Let’s just hope there’s something for him to play for by then.
Y seguimos, compa!
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