Four years after his debut, the Dodgers are allegedly ready to take the training wheels off of Julio Urias. But will they actually?
The lefty’s usage was a point of topic on our latest episode of the Blue Heaven Podcast. Here’s an excerpt to save you time, but I’d appreciate a full listen if you fancy a podcast!
Manager Dave Roberts declared Urias a starter for the upcoming season less than a week into spring training games. However, Urias barely eclipsed 80 innings pitched between the regular season and postseason thanks to being shuffled back and forth from the bullpen, and a domestic violence suspension in 2019.
The low innings count could put him in a tough spot for a full starter’s workload.
El Culichi made his major league debut at the age of 19 in 2016 and tossed 127.2 innings between the minor leagues, and MLB regular season and postseason play that season. He entered the 2017 season in the starting rotation but a shoulder injury led to surgery and him missing most of the 2017 and 2018 campaigns, totalling 33.1 IP during that time.
After a grand total of 83.1 innings pitched in…