LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled left-handed pitcher Julio Urías from Triple-A Oklahoma City and selected the contract of left-hander Grant Dayton (#75) from OKC.
Urias, pronounced oo-REE-ahs, will start today's game at Washington for his ninth big league start and first since July 4 vs. Baltimore. The 19-year-old has gone 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA (20 ER/36.1 IP) with the Dodgers this year, while averaging better than a strikeout per inning, with 44 Ks in 36.1 innings. Urias, who has made just one relief appearance with Oklahoma City (1.0 IP on July 10) since being optioned to the minors on July 4, has gone 4-1 with a 1.07 ERA (5 ER/42.0 IP), a .179 opponents' batting average and a 0.79 WHIP in nine games (seven starts) at Triple-A this season, including an active streak of 28.0 consecutive scoreless innings.
Dayton, 28, will be making his first-career appearance on a big league roster and has gone 5-2 with four saves and a 2.44 ERA in 35 appearances this year with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 48.0 innings, he's limited opponents to a .165 batting average with a 0.79 WHIP, while striking out 85 against just 10 walks. He last pitched on Monday, striking out four in 2.0 scoreless innings at Tacoma (Mariners) and throwing 33 pitches. Dayton, who has gone 26-21 with 19 saves and a 2.79 ERA in 262 games in seven minor league seasons, was acquired by the Dodgers from Miami on July 15, 2015 in exchange for left-handed pitcher Chris Reed and was originally selected by the Marlins in the 11th round of the 2010 draft out of Auburn University.
The Dodgers will send outfielder Zach Walters and infielder Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Oklahoma City to create room on the roster, while right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher (left oblique strain) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Culberson, who was recalled for yesterday's game at Washington, has hit .267 with five RBI in 16 games with the Dodgers this season. Walters made his Major League debut on July 16 and went 0-for-5 in three games with Los Angeles.