Spring Training Preview: Dodgers, Mariners Meet In Julio Urias’ Second Cactus League Start
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The Los Angeles Dodgers continue on with Spring Training as they now make their way through March. While Spring Training results typically have no meaning in the grand scheme of things, the Dodgers have lost three games in a row.

They look to snap the small skid against the Seattle Mariners, with the clubs meeting for the first time this year. Of course, the Dodgers and Mariners did align for a trade last week, with Los Angeles sending Chase De Jong to Seattle in exchange for Minor Leaguers Andrew Jackson and

Julio Urias gets the ball for his second start of 2017, and is expected to throw more than the one inning he did in his debut. Urias allowed one run on two hits and collected two strikeouts against the Colorado Rockies.

His second start may be a sign of the Dodgers considering having Urias as part of their Opening Day rotation. Regardless, the organization intends to have an innings limit in place for Urias, but the means by which they’ll handle the situation has not yet been decided.

The 20-year-old recently said he’s more comfortable this spring than last, though hasn’t lost sight of the competition to earn a spot on the Dodgers’ roster. Josh Sborz, Yaisel Sierra, Josh Ravin and Sergio Romo are scheduled to pitch in relief on Sunday.

The Mariners send 22-year-old right-hander Andrew Moore to the mound. In his first outing of the spring, Moore allowed just one hit and struck out two batters in two innings pitched against the Chicago White Sox.

Moore’s lone appearance last spring was a start against the Dodgers in which he permitted one run on two hits over two innings. The Mariners have split-squad action on Sunday and don’t have several of their regular players against the the Dodgers.

Corey Seager is out of the lineup and didn’t participate in workouts at Camelback Ranch a second straight day due to back tightness. The Dodgers do have Logan Forsythe, Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig in the lineup against the Mariners.

Dodgers lineup:

2B: Logan Forsythe
3B: Justin Turner
LF: Franklin Gutierrez
RF: Yasiel Puig
DH: Scott Van Slyke
1B: Cody Bellinger
C: Austin Barnes
CF: Brett Eibner
SS: Chris Taylor

Mariners lineup:

CF: Jarrod Dyson
SS: Taylor Motter
RF: Mitch Haniger
1B: Danny Valencia
DH: Mike Zunino
LF: Ben Gamel
C: Steven Baron
2B: Tyler Smith
3B: Zack Shank