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Julio Urias’ shoulder hurting, but it isn’t serious

urias_julio ST 3.15.14

RIP Julio Urias’ shoulder? Nope. (By: Dustin Nosler)

Julio Urias‘ left arm and shoulder are two of the most important body parts in the organization. So, naturally, this news came out today.

So, that’s not great news. Ron Cervenka of Think Blue LA was able to confirm Law’s tweet, but added a bit more information.

I heard a little bit about it as well. Of all the body parts, it had to be his shoulder. Luckily, it doesn’t sound too serious as it’s — somehow — a result of a comebacker he took of his bicep a couple outings ago, as Cervenka reported. Urias is still slated to start on Wednesday at Inland Empire.

It makes sense that something would be bothering the 17-year-old prized prospect. He lasted two two-thirds of an inning in his last outing (the same night Clayton Kershaw threw his first ever rehab start). He allowed one hit, three runs and four walks. It was his second 4-walk outing of the season (his season debut, but that appearance went much better). Urias was named as having the best control in the Dodgers’ system by Baseball America and posted a 2.7 BB/9 last season with Great Lakes, so there is obviously something going on.

Of all the types shoulder injuries he could have sustained, this one seems like the least serious. There isn’t any structural damage (as far as we know), and it was the result of a bicep injury. His arm is fine.

His Wednesday start will be awfully interesting to follow. It’s entirely possible the contusion could still impact him in this start, so he’ll likely be on an even stricter pitch count than he normally is.

Above all, he just needs to get back into a routine (two of his scheduled starts have been modified due to rehab starts by Brian Wilson and Kershaw) and prove that his arm is OK. He doesn’t have to strike everyone out or throw 98 MPH. He just needs to pitch. And if he feels anything out the ordinary, he needs to tell the Quakes’ training staff.

No need to panic quite yet. It’s good for him to face a little adversity, even if it’s in the form of a weird injury.


About

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called “Dugout Blues.” He does contracts and depth charts for FanGraphs and is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.


187 comments
TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

Kyle Farmer keeps hitting. I wonder if they promote him to Hi-A or even AA at mid-season.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

I know that the picture in this article is of a warmup pitch, but I think it's funny that Dee is in the background with his back to what's happening.

 Kyle
Kyle

I am out of oranges. Now what am I going to eat? Apples? pffft

 Kyle
Kyle

So Urias is dead.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

So am I.

Lobo
Lobo

@DBrim Oh god, Brim's died and possessed his computer so he can still post here.

BEGONE EVIL SPIRIT

M-P
M-P moderator

@Lobo  hey great site

Lobo
Lobo

@Mike Petriello @Lobo Great baseball sim he created too.  I've been playing around with it for about 20 minutes.

PuigCatcher
PuigCatcher

"it doesnt sound serious"  translation = its serious.

Lobo
Lobo

Kyle has abandoned us.  It's been four days since there was a new post at Kumquat baseball

Lobo
Lobo

@a potato @Lobo I've accumulated them over time.  Have them all saved on my imgur account

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

It delights me that Bumgarner struggled

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Injuries are a pain. I finally said screw it, and got a pillow for lumbar support. I've been too busy to exercise and it's wreaking havoc on my back

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

How is that giants game only in the 7th inning? 

efb
efb

im out gnight people

Uncultured Baby
Uncultured Baby

After dropping the 1st 3 games, LA forces a game 7!

Impressive

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@Noel D  sharks always choke is what they were sayin on klac before the series

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Empty seat next to me!

Lobo
Lobo

@DBrim The greatest of all air travel joys

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efb

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efb
efb

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efb
efb

@Lobo @DBrim  wait nvm, i also did a lot of other stuff 

Lobo
Lobo

@efb @Lobo @DBrim I dunno.  I went to school, studied reasonably hard, and participated in the school plays

efb
efb

@Lobo @DBrim  that's how i was introduced to Damn Yankees

Lobo
Lobo

@efb @Lobo @DBrim That's cool.  I miss doing theater.  It was never something I even for a moment considered making a career out of, but it was a lot of fun regardless

Lobo
Lobo

@Noel D @Dustin Nosler @Lobo @DBrim I've never had a "bad" experience with Southwest.  Some of the flights have been better than others to be sure, but never anything horrible

Lobo
Lobo

@DBrim Dallas to LAX (coming home from Alabama) where I had a whole row to myself.  Tons of legroom and there were so few people on the flight that they just gave me a can of soda rather than a stupid little cup.  AND I watched Princess Mononoke for the first time, which is now one of favorite films.  It was an awesome flight

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler moderator

@Lobo @DBrim  Had an early morning flight from Atlanta to Sacramento with a row all to myself. This was after getting upgraded to first class on my first flight from Orlando to Atlanta. Definitely the best flying experience I've ever had.

Lobo
Lobo

@Noel D @Lobo @Dustin Nosler @DBrim Mining engineering?  Very cool.  My dad and one of my cousins both graduated from one of the top mining and mineral engineering schools in the world, Colorado School of Mines

Lobo
Lobo

@Noel D @Lobo @Dustin Nosler @DBrim Neither of them did mining engineering.  My dad is a geological engineer and my cousin is a petroleum engineer (or at least she was until she had three kids)