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Julio Urias keeps getting almost everyone out at triple A but still hasn't gotten a call-up from Dodgers

Julio Urias keeps getting almost everyone out at triple A but still hasn't gotten a call-up from Dodgers

Julio Urias is, by at least one basic metric, the best pitcher in the triple-A Pacific Coast League. He entered Saturday leading the league with a 1.10 earned-run average. At 19, he is eight years younger than the average pitcher at his level, and he has not allowed a run in a month.

Yet Urias still has not received a promotion to the major leagues, even as the Dodgers experience lapses in both the starting rotation and the bullpen. Manager Dave Roberts earlier this month floated the possibility of promoting Urias. Discussing the situation on Saturday, Roberts said he had not asked the front office to promote the left-hander. To Roberts, there is no...

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