LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers recalled Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start on Thursday afternoon against the Giants, and to make room on the roster the club optioned Adam Liberatore to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Liberatore was recalled by the Dodgers on Sunday, and pitched in one game. The left-hander faced three batters in Monday’s loss to the Giants, allowing one run on one hit and a walk.
In six games with Oklahoma City this season, Liberatore allowed one run in 5⅔ innings, with a 1.59 ERA, four strikeouts, and no walks.
Urias last pitched on Friday for OKC, throwing 5⅔ scoreless innings with six strikeouts, allowing three walks and two hits, throwing 93 pitches.
The 20-year-old made one start and one relief appearance against the Giants in 2016, allowing three runs in 7⅓ innings, with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Urias is the seventh Dodgers pitcher to start a game in 2017, and will be the 16th pitcher used this season.