Julio Urias underwent cosmetic surgery Thusday to remove a benign tumor from his left eye. The 18-year-old pitcher isn’t expected back in a game for another 4-5 weeks.
Urias was born with a benign tumor on the eye, which does not affect his vision. He chose to have the surgery, and the time off will allow him to delay reaching his innings limit until later this season.
Urias has a 3.00 ERA with 46 strikeouts and a 0.94 WHIP in seven starts for Double-A Tulsa this season. His opponents, all of whom are older, have a .194/.246/.318 slash line.
Corey Seager had a day to remember at the plate Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The highly heralded shortstop went 6-for-6 with six RBIs, including a home run and two doubles, in the Dodgers’ 13-11 win over the Salt Lake Bees. Seager fell a triple shy of the cycle and one hit shy of the Pacific Coast League record for hits in a game, last achieved by Neifi Perez in 1996.
Seager, 21, finished the game with 11 total bases and raised his batting average to .324.
The Salt Lake Bees, the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, even recognized the achievement on their official Twitter account:
Oklahoma City Dodgers prospect Corey Seager hit his first two home runs Monday since being promoted to Triple-A.
Seager, 21, did not have an extra-base hit in his first 21 games since the promotion from Double-A Tulsa. He ended that drought with a solo home run in the first inning against Salt Lake starter Adam Wilk, a left-handed pitcher with experience in parts of three major league seasons. Seager added a two-run home run in the seventh inning.
Including his first two-and-a-half years in the Dodgers’ organization, it was Seager’s seventh multi-homer game.