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Urias was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

Added 05/21/17 3:04 pm (EST)
With Urias laboring through his last two starts and the Dodgers getting Brandon McCarthy and Rich Hill back from injuries earlier in the week, a demotion to the minors was an inevitability for the 20-year-old phenom. The lefty did have flashes of brilliance early on during his five-start run with the Dodgers, but control was a major issue, as he finished with an 11:14 K:BB in 23.1 innings. The Dodgers recalled Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move to provide an extra arm out of the bullpen.
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Urias (0-1) was chased after four innings after giving up six runs on seven hits in a loss to the Rockies on Sunday. He walked one and struck out one.

Added 05/15/17 12:56 am (EST)
This was a rough outing for Urias' owners, as he appeared to be gaining momentum after a dominant start against the Pirates earlier this week. The 20-year-old did enter this start with a 3.79 FIP, and the expected ERA correction came in full force, elevating his mark to 3.43 through four starts. Coors Field can produce humbling results for any pitcher, so it would be rash to simply cut bait after Sunday's poor performance. With the Dodgers switching back to a six-man rotation, Urias will make his next start Saturday against the Marlins.
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Urias turned in his best outing of the young season Tuesday, no-hitting the Pirates for six innings and finishing with a line of 6.1 innings, one hit, one run, two walks and five strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision in a 4-3 win.

Added 05/10/17 3:50 am (EST)
After struggling with his control in his first two outings, the 20-year-old attacked the strike zone with success, throwing 61 of his 95 pitches for strikes. Urias lowered his WHIP to a more respectable 1.12 and his walks (10) no longer exceed his strikeouts (10). He still has a long way to go towards reaching his high ceiling, but Tuesday's outing gave us a glimpse of his excellence on the mound. The young southpaw will undergo his toughest test of the year in his next outing when he takes on the hard-hitting Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday.
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Urias danced around eight baserunners (four walks) to hold the Giants scoreless over five innings Wednesday. He struck out one and didn't factor in the decision in a 4-1 loss.

Added 05/04/17 4:37 am (EST)
The talented rookie struggled with his fastball command in this one, but he managed to pitch around his mistakes and leave the mound with a 1-0 lead. Urias carries a 0.84 ERA through two starts, but his 5:8 K:BB ratio is a bit concerning. He will find it hard to keep his ERA this low while carrying an unsightly 1.50 WHIP, especially when you factor in the strict pitch limits placed on him this season. Urias has all the talent in the world, which makes him worth rostering in most formats, but it would be unreasonable to expect the 20-year-old to be a polished pitcher this early in his career.
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Urias held the Giants to one run on four hits over 5.2 innings Thursday. He walked four and struck out four in a 5-1 win.

Added 04/28/17 2:02 pm (EST)
The Dodgers' prized arm fared well in his first start after being called up Thursday. A wild pickoff throw and four walks were the only blemishes on an otherwise solid pitching line. The 20-year-old was pulled after 90 pitches, a limit he likely won't exceed often due to his age and the club's plan to limit his usage this season. Manager Dave Roberts did say that Urias was here to stay, so he is worth adding in almost any format where he is still available due to his extremely-high ceiling. His next turn in the rotation will come against these very same Giants next Wednesday.
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The Dodgers recalled Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Added 04/27/17 1:17 pm (EST)
The exciting southpaw will start Thursday and remain with the big club for the foreseeable future. Urias should be owned in every fantasy league possible.
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Urias, who is slated to start Thursday's game against the Giants, will stay up with the Dodgers for good, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Added 04/25/17 8:44 pm (EST)
Manager Dave Roberts' announcement confirms the fact that the dazzling 20-year-old will remain in the Dodgers' rotation following his start on Thursday. During the 2016 season with the big-league club, Urias posted a solid 3.39 ERA with a 25 percent strikeout rate and 9.2 percent walk rate. The talented lefty is worthy an add in all formats.
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Urias will start Thursday for the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Added 04/24/17 7:46 pm (EST)
Alex Wood is slated to fill in for the injured Rich Hill on Wednesday, but the Dodgers still have a hole in their rotation. Kenta Maeda was initially expected to pitch Thursday. Expect Maeda to be pushed back to Friday to make room for Urias, but the Dodgers haven't made any official announcements about how they'll reshuffle their rotation.
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Urias may make his next start with the Dodgers in San Francisco next week, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Added 04/22/17 6:37 pm (EST)
The Dodgers start a four-game series with the Giants on Monday, and it sounds like Urias could start Wednesday, as that would be Alex Wood's turn, and he figures to be the most likely option to move to the bullpen. He last started Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City going 5.2 innings, so Wednesday would be his normal day to pitch. Urias has a 1.93 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 14 innings with Oklahoma City, but he has also walked nine over that span.
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Urias is not being considered as a rotation fill-in for Rich Hill (finger), J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.

Added 04/17/17 1:36 pm (EST)
The club hasn't officially made any decisions regarding Hill's status for Saturday's start, but they were quick to dismiss their top prospect as a potential option. Urias has seen his pitch count sit in the mid- to high-70s in his two last starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City, which keeps his workload in a range to be called up at any point. We know the Dodgers will have Urias join the rotation at some point this season, it is simply a waiting game to see when they decide to call him up. Even though his debut won't come this weekend, he is definitely worth a pickup if he is still available on the waiver wire.
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