Dodgers News: Julio Urias Impresses in First Live Throwing Session

Julio Urias threw two simulated innings against four middle-of-the-order Dodgers hitters on Thursday.

If the reported results are to be believed, he was quite sharp.

Don’t read too much into one live session, but it’s encouraging to hear Urias looked powerful. He’s got his taste in the big leagues, and expectations are going to be sky high for the young ace.

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Urias is one of the key pieces of the team’s future. His development this season is worthy of attention, and his innings cap will be a fascinating situation to follow, especially if it limits him in the postseason. Urias is expected to be Los Angeles’ No. 4 starter in the rotation.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.


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