Julio Urias' demotion short-lived as Dodgers reportedly recall highly touted rookie again

Baseball Julio Urias will have a chance to make amends for his shaky debut.The highly touted 19-year-old rookie — former Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke once said Urias was the most perfect pitching prospect he’s ever seen — is being recalled by the Dodgers to replace injured left-hander Alex Wood, the team announced Tuesday. MORE: Fantasy prospect rankings for 2016Urias was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday after allowing three runs and walking four in just 2 2/3 inning against the Mets. He was expected to make a couple starts there, but soreness in Wood’s elbow changed those plans. Wood will be placed on the 15-day disabled list and Urias will start in his place this week against the Braves in Los Angeles. Despite the underwhelming debut from Urias, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, via the Los Angeles Times, the young left-hander threw the ball well.MORE: Julio Urias scouting reportThe Dodgers (27-25) are still determining when Urias will start, based on how ri

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ght-hander Kenta Maeda feels. Maeda, who owned an 0.74 ERA over his first four starts while pitching on extra rest, has a 5.12 ERA since moving to the standard four-day rest. Maeda is scheduled to start Thursday but could be pushed back a day.Either Kenta Maeda or Julio Urias will start Thursday.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) June 1, 2016Wood started Monday but only lasted five innings, allowing two runs in a loss to the Cubs.