Andrew Friedman: Julio Urias isn’t part of the Dodgers’ 2016 rotation plans for now.

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Julio Urias (left) isn’t part of the Dodgers’ 2016 rotation plans for now.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was asked today whether he would consider pitching prospects Julio Urias, Jose De Leon or Jharel Cotton for a spot in the Dodgers’ 2016 rotation in spring training. Here’s what he said:

“Not really,” Friedman said. “We want to do what’s right for those guys. Now we may get to spring training and it’s accelerated. It’s certainly not something we would plan on right now, with where those guys are. We feel like a number of them will impact us during the 2016 season. Don’t think it’s fair to them and their development to say we’re going to count on that in April of 2016. Now it may end up happening with injuries and things that happen, but it’s certainly not something that we’re planning for, as we sit here in December.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.