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Urias will start Thursday for the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Added Yesterday 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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Urias reached the 79-pitch limit Monday, tossing 3.2 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Added 04/11/17 12:43 pm (EST)
The talented prospect walked four and surrendered two runs, but those stats are not important at this stage; his pitch count, however, is. The Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett noted that 79 pitches was unusually high, implying that the Dodgers could be considering adding Urias to their major league roster sooner than later. The team refuses to shed any light on their plans for the young lefty, but savvy fantasy owners will scoop up Urias -- assuming he is currently not owned -- in the event they truly are accelerating his arrival to the majors.
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Urias is not an option to start Monday in place of Rich Hill (blister), Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Added 04/07/17 2:26 pm (EST)
With Urias ruled out by manager Dave Roberts and Scott Kazmir still battling a hip injury, Alex Wood seems like the most obvious candidate to take Hill's turn in the rotation. Urias is slated to make his 2017 debut for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. The Dodgers plan to be conservative with Urias' workload early on in hopes of having him available in October.
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Urias will make his season debut with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Added 04/06/17 1:16 pm (EST)
The southpaw is currently on the High-A Rancho Cucamonga roster but will make the move before he performs his first work of the year. The Dodgers are actively monitoring his usage this year with the hopes that he still has a decent chunk of MLB innings while also preserving his growth. The immensely promising Urias is worth stashing in many mixed fantasy games before his call-up, which in many leagues will ignite a FAAB frenzy if he's unowned.
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Urias was placed on option to the High-A Rancho Cucamonga roster Tuesday but will make his 2017 debut for Triple-A Oklahoma City, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Added 04/04/17 6:53 pm (EST)
This comes as somewhat of a surprise, as it was thought that Urias would open the year at extended spring training until there was a spot for him in the majors. Given the Dodgers' are already being overcautious with his innings, any extra innings tossed at Triple-A will likely cut down the number of innings owners will be able to get off out him this year. Despite the 20-year-old's innings limitations, he still retains one of the higher per-inning upside of young pitchers, so he's probably worth a stash in most formats.
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Urias was officially optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Added 03/30/17 8:15 pm (EST)
It had previously been reported that Urias would not be on the Opening Day roster, but the Dodgers made the move official during their final round of cuts Thursday. The Dodgers will reportedly limit Urias' innings in the early portion of the season in an effort to keep him fresh down the stretch. He'll likely be back with the major league club later this spring or early in the summer.
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Urias won't be included on the Dodgers' season-opening roster, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Added 03/28/17 1:49 pm (EST)
It was all but expected that Urias would open the season at extended spring training, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed this Tuesday, Gurnick reports. The Dodgers want the 20-year-old to be able to pitch into the postseason, so they're looking to hold him back early on to limit his innings. It's unclear when or how they'll bring him along, but either way, he retains one of the more valuable per-inning upsides of most young pitchers, so he should be stashed in almost all formats.
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Urias (illness) will pitch on the back fields Thursday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Added 03/21/17 12:59 pm (EST)
He dealt with strep throat recently, but rejoined the team Monday and will get back to work later this week. Urias is expected to start the season at extended spring training, as the Dodgers want him to be able to pitch into the postseason, and will therefore have to find a way to limit his innings early on. Even so, he has as much per-inning upside as any young pitcher in the game, with the exception of Noah Syndergaard, and should therefore be stashed in almost all formats.
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