Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed a few more scheduled members of his starting rotation on Friday, including that Julio Urias will start on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs, per various on-site reporters.
Urias has a 3.95 ERA in 13 games for the Dodgers this season, including 11 starts, with 62 strikeouts and 23 walks in 57 innings. Urias, who has pitched 102 innings this season between the majors and minors, has been sporadically deployed since the All-Star break, filling in here and there with three spot starts and two relief appearances.
The 20-year-old left-hander pitched six scoreless innings on Sunday to beat the Reds in Cincinnati, an especially welcome outing when the other three Dodgers starting pitchers in that weekend series combined for 9⅓ total innings.
In addition, Roberts said that Kenta Maeda would start on Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field, giving Maeda the usually-preferred extra day of rest.
That leaves a hole for Sunday in the series finale against the Cubs, one that could in theory be filled by Brock Stewart, depending on whether he is used in long relief either Friday or Saturday.
Or, the Dodgers could opt to bring up Jose De Leon, who is scheduled to pitch on Sunday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. De Leon has been dominant of late in Triple-A, including 10 strikeouts over seven innings on Monday, allowing just one hit.
Adding De Leon would require a corresponding move to create room on the 40-man roster.