Dodgers set to recall 19-year-old Urias; Wood heading to DL
CHICAGO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias from the minors to start this weekend against Atlanta.
Urias will replace left-hander Alex Wood, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with elbow soreness.
Urias lasted 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut Friday at the New York Mets, allowing three runs, five hits and four walks. He became the first teenage pitcher to start in the majors since Seattle's Felix Hernandez in 2005.
Urias was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City a day later.
Wood (1-4, 3.99 ERA) experienced triceps soreness after allowing two runs and seven hits while striking out seven in five innings in Monday's 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
What day Urias will start is uncertain because of more rotation questions. Right-hander Kenta Maeda was being treated for swelling in his right hand Tuesday, putting his Thursday start in jeopardy.