The emotional roller-coaster continues for 19-year-old super-prospect Julio Urias.
Just days after making his MLB debut and subsequently being sent back down to the minors, the young southpaw is reportedly making his way back to the majors. Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times tweeted out on Tuesday evening that the Los Angeles Dodgers plan to bring Urias back up to the majors, as they place fellow southpaw Alex Wood on the disabled list with elbow soreness.
Julio Urias is coming back to the major leagues. Alex Wood is going on the disabled list with elbow soreness.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 31, 2016
Urias got his highly anticipated first call-up on Friday, to make a spot start against the New York Mets. Things didn’t exactly go as planned for the 19-year-old, as he only made it through 2.2 innings, surrendering three runs on five hits, walking four. The next day, he got the boot as the Dodgers sent him back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. After not working out in his first start, he’s hoping for a better outing against what looks to be the Atlanta Braves.
On the flip side, the 25-year-old Wood is heading to the disabled list with soreness in his throwing arm. He has had a far from ideal start to the 2016 season with the Dodgers, going 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA to this point. His most recent start against the Chicago Cubs was a pretty short one, as he went only five innings, allowing a pair of runs on seven hits. After a tough-luck 2-0 loss, Wood admitted to the media that his arm wasn’t 100 percent. McCullough notes that Wood’s elbow issues are not structural, but he is heading back to Los Angeles for an MRI.
As the Dodgers finish an important series with the Cubs, their future success is growing more uncertain by the day, as the injuries pile up. In addition to Wood’s expected DL stint, outfielder Yasiel Puig was a late scratch from Tuesday’s game with a sore hamstring, and right-hander Kenta Maeda is said to be dealing with soreness in his throwing hand after taking a line drive on Saturday.