Dodgers News: Julio Urias Expected To Be Recalled From Triple-A Oklahoma City
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UPDATE (May 31, 6:25 p.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers officially placed Alex Wood on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

After a rough spring in which they lost multiple starting pitchers to injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be closing in on full health in recent weeks. Mike Bolsinger returned from his oblique strain, and Hyun-Jin Ryu was in the process of completing a rehab assignment.

However, Ryu suffered a setback after his last outing with Triple-A Oklahoma City, which forced him to miss a scheduled start on Monday. Meanwhile, Brandon McCarthy, who was building up to a rehab assignment by throwing multiple bullpen sessions and live batting practice, also hit a snag.

McCarthy has since resumed throwing, but when he may join a Minor League affiliate for game action hasn’t been announced.

Kenta Maeda and Alex Wood now represent the current members on the pitching staff who are ailing. Maeda was struck by a line drive on his throwing hand, while Wood is suffering from lingering soreness in his left triceps.

According to Andy McCullough of the LA Times, Wood is expected to land on the disabled list, which paves the way for Julio Urias to return from Oklahoma City:

Wood is currently listed as the probable pitcher on Saturday, when the Dodgers host the Atlanta Braves in the second of a three-game series. In replacing an injured player, Urias is eligible to be recalled from the Minors despite it not being 10 days since he was optioned.

The same exception allowed the Dodgers to recall Bolsinger for a second start after he’d been sent to Triple-A. Urias labored through 2.2 innings on Friday night against the New York Mets, allowing three runs, with four walks and three strikeouts.

He flashed good velocity and predictably battled the shaky command that comes with a young pitcher making his first career start in the Majors. The 19-year-old left-hander is currently slated to pitch on Thursday for Oklahoma City.

It’s plausible Urias will instead make that scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs, with the Dodgers pushing Maeda’s outing back to Saturday if more time is needed for the swelling in his hand to decrease.