Urias Shut Down for Remainder of 2013

Young lefty reaches season inning limit

By Brad Golder | August 31, 2013 4:27 PM ET

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Saturday that left-handed pitcher Julio Urias has been shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season and postseason. Right-handed pitcher Arismendy Ozoria has been re-added to the roster.

Urias, who turned 17-years-old on August 12, was 2-0 with a 2.48 ERA in 18 starts with Great Lakes this season. He struck out 67 and walked just 16. No runner was successful in four stolen base attempts with him on the mound and he picked five runners off first base.

The Mexican native is currently ranked as the No. 4 Dodgers prospect by MLBPipeline.com.

Loons manager Razor Shines said that Urias had reached a 70-inning limit, having worked an additional 15 frames in extended spring training.

"We're excited about Julio's development and we look forward to his future and seeing his growth," Shines said. "He's going to stay with the ballclub to experience playoff baseball, but won't pitch." 

Ozoria was 2-6 with a 6.09 ERA in 31 appearances with the Loons earlier this season. He also has appeared in two games with Rancho Cucamonga.

The Great Lakes Loons are a seventh-year Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. For tickets and more information about the Loons, visit Loons.com or call 989-837-BALL

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