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The Dodgers Won’t Outright Say it, But Julio Urias’ Return Has Been Pushed Back

Julio Urias was supposed to throw off a mound in Tampa Bay either on Friday or Saturday. That didn’t happen. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that Urias felt something in his injured left hamstring while throwing long toss on Friday and that will change the timeline of his return a bit.’s Juan Toribio was among those to report on the update. Roberts wouldn’t outright say it, but yes, Julio will now not be coming off the IL after his 15 day stint is up.

“Yesterday he tried to kind of add a little bit of intensity and felt a little bit of soreness. So today he kind of stepped on it, felt good coming out of it. I’m probably going to digress a little bit and kind of the expectation for next week. You know, to get him out there to do a simulated game to face hitters would be the next possible checkmark after the bullpen which is going to probably happen Tuesday. So I think it’s safe to say that we’re just going to make sure that he’s 100% ready before he takes the mound again.”


That’s a lot of Dave talk that means Julio’s bullpen session has been pushed back to Tuesday in LA so his hamstring has a few more days to get right. Beyond that, the manager isn’t ready to put a timeline on a return date. In a best case scenario, Urias could be activated during the next road trip in Cincinnati or Philadelphia.

The added break might not be a bad thing for the left-hander. So far this season has been a bit of a struggle for Julio. He’s gone 5-4 with a 4.39 ERA, his worst since 2017. Roberts confirmed Bobby Miller will remain in the rotation while Urias is sidelined meaning the rookie will get a start against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium next weekend. Miller was exceptional in his MLB debut last week, allowing 1 run over 5 innings against the Braves.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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