Last June, Julio Urias underwent a season-ending surgery on his left shoulder with a recovery time estimated around 12-14 months. It’s been 15 months and one of the Dodgers most highly touted pitching prospects is back in the big leages.
Just a few weeks ago, our own writer Tim Rogers, met up with Julio after his fourth rehab start for the Quakes down in Rancho Cucamonga. The Dodgers are in much needed help in the bullpen and Urias could help, despite a majority of his big league career in the starting position.
It felt like only a few moments ago we were seeing Julio debut in New York vs. the Mets:
Dodgers Official Press Release
DODGERS RECALL JULIO URÍAS
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled left-handed pitcher Julio Urías from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Urías, 22, is set to make his 2018 Major League debut after missing more than a year following left shoulder surgery in June 2017. The southpaw last pitched for Triple-A OKC yesterday against Memphis (Cardinals) in the PCL American Conference Championship, allowing one hit in 1.0 scoreless inning. In eight games (six starts) with OKC, Rancho Cucamonga and the AZL Dodgers this season, he posted a 5.40 ERA (7 ER/11.2 IP), while striking out 19.
The Dodgers now have 36 players on the active roster.