Julio Urias will start Thursday in D.C.; no plans for Clayton Kershaw to return soon.

Julio Urias

Julio Urias, center, hasn’t pitched for the Dodgers since July 4. (Associated Press photo)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Tuesday in Washington D.C. that Julio Urias will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Thursday against the Washington Nationals. Bud Norris will start Wednesday, taking the spot vacated when Hyun-jin Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow tendinitis.

Urias, 19, is 1-2 with a 4.95 earned-run average in eight major league starts. He last started on July 4 against the Baltimore Orioles, and had been working out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City in the meantime.

Norris will be pitching on regular rest by virtue of Monday’s off-day.

In the meantime, don’t hold your breath on Clayton Kershaw returning this weekend in St. Louis:

Kershaw is on the 15-day disabled list with lower back pain, eligible to return at any time. He had progressed well enough in his throwing program to make a return this weekend possible. The ace left-hander is 11-2 with a major-league leading 1.79 ERA in 16 starts this season.

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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.