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Julio Urias in October? Dodgers might have to start prized rookie

Julio Urias in October? Dodgers might have to start prized rookie

Julio Urias reflected on where he was four months ago, where he is now, and smiled.

“It feels closer, no?” he said in Spanish.

He was talking about the possibility of being part of the Dodgers’ postseason rotation, something that was farfetched when he was first promoted to the major leagues.

Urias will start Thursday against the San Diego Padres, who defeated the Dodgers, 6-5, on Wednesday. His performance could determine how and when he will be deployed in October by Manager Dave Roberts.

“This will be a very important day for me,” said Urias, who turned 20 last month.

As much as Urias is looking forward to opportunity, this...

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