The Los Angeles Dodgers can not be happier than the Mexican Julio Urias has shown lately, because in this Spring Training the left-hander has been practically untouchable.
The great performance of Urías this Spring Training has come from the hand of what looks like a great physical state to the point that the Mexican is again playing 97 miles per hour and is having a control like never before.
His numbers in Spring Training have been impressive because in three starts the Dodgers has released six episodes of 1.50 ERA and has only received one hit, as well as striking out six of the batters he has faced.
The performances of Urias have attracted a lot of attention and one of the questions that has emerged the most is the following ...
Will Julio Urias be in the Dodgers' rotation?
At the start of Spring Training, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated that Urias would most likely start the season in the Minor Leagues.
With each performance Roberts seems to be changing his mind and would seem increasingly forced to put the Mexican in the rotation.
But, although Urias continues to throw in a great way, it is almost certain that the Mexican is not in the Dodgers' rotation to start the campaign for a simple reason ... Dodgers will limit the number of pitches that the left-hander from Culiacán, Sinaloa.
After undergoing shoulder surgery in 2017, Urias did not see action for 13 months but in October it was key for Dodgers to get back to the World Series.
For Dodgers this year's goal is again to reach the October Classic and if they plan to have Urias in the rotation by then they will not be able to have it opening games at the beginning of 2019 because it would summarize too many episodes thrown.
So ... Where will the season of Julio Urias begin?
The great performances of Urias in Spring Training if they will benefit Urias and that insurance will be that the Mexican starts in the Major Leagues and not in Minor League, but he will surely be in the bullpen of the Los Angeles blue team.
It probably will not be until mid-season that Urias joins the Dodgers' rotation.
Dodgers have been very careful with their young pitchers and with only 22 years old for Urias sure this will be the case, unfortunate for all the fans that we would like to see from Opening Day in the rotation.