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Julio Urias starts Thursday for Dodgers; Kenta Maeda, Clayton Kershaw pushed back a day

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The Dodgers have shuffled their rotation for the next few days, and will slot in Julio Urias to start Thursday's series finale against the Chicago Cubs.

Urias made his major league debut on Friday and will be pitching on five days rest. He was scheduled to pitch on Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City before getting recalled on Tuesday night when Alex Wood was placed on the disabled list with elbow soreness.

Kenta Maeda would have started Thursday for the Dodgers, but has swelling in his right hand stemming from getting hit by a line drive on Saturday against the Mets. Instead, Maeda starts Friday's series opener against the Braves back at Dodger Stadium, with Clayton Kershaw on Saturday, the latter which was Wood's slot.

The news from the reporters in Chicago:

Maeda is 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA in four starts on exactly five days rest this season, with 20 strikeouts and five walks in 22⅓ innings.

Moving Kershaw back a day to Saturday has two potential benefits — he now will get five days of rest for two consecutive starts, and it lines him up to start the series opener against the rival Giants next Friday, June 10 in San Francisco.

Oh yeah, Urias changed his uniform number, as expected.