Dodgers’ second round of cuts claims Julio Urias, Jose De Leon.

Julio Urias

Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias, center, was re-assigned to minor league camp on Thursday. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers made their second round of roster cuts after a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Top pitching prospects Julio Urias and Jose De Leon were the top names sent out; both were re-assigned to the Dodgers’ minor league camp. So was catcher Jack Murphy.

Infielder Micah Johnson and pitchers Ian Thomas, Ross Stripling and Yaisel Sierra were all re-assigned to the Dodgers’ minor league camp.

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Season in review about nothing: Ian Thomas, ‘The Bizarro Jerry.’

Ian Thomas

The Dodgers acquired pitcher Ian Thomas from the Atlanta Braves on May 27. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

This is Part 48 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Ian Thomas, SP/RP

Key stats: 1-1, 4.00 ERA, 18 IP in 9 G (1 GS)

Seinfeld episode: “The Bizarro Jerry.” (Season 8, Episode 3)

Key quote: “I’m sorry. We’ve already got a George.”

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Justin Ruggiano, Joe Wieland, Mike Bolsinger and Ian Thomas are Dodgers’ ‘first wave’ of call-ups.

Justin Ruggiano

Justin Ruggiano played with Andy LaRoche, Russell Martin, James Loney, Chad Billingsley, Jonathan Broxton, Blake DeWitt, A.J. Ellis, Matt Kemp and others as a minor-leaguer coming up through the Dodgers’ organization. (Associated Press photo)

Monday, Justin Ruggiano was pulled from the third inning of his game with the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate and informed he’d been traded.
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Game 98: Ian Thomas and Justin Turner play like they have something to prove.

NEW YORK — Ian Thomas and Justin Turner might have had a chip on their shoulder when they took the field Friday for the Dodgers’ 7-2 win over the Mets. The box score is here.

The Dodgers’ team photographer has a couple good Randy Johnson stories that you’ve probably never heard before.

Colleague Tom Hoffarth suggested some possible Angels-Dodgers trades and hypothesized what an AT&T-DirecTV merger means for SportsNet LA.

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Game 97: Clayton Kershaw wins an unfair matchup.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw winces after allowing one of the three hits the Mets got off him Thursday. (Associated Press photo)

NEW YORK — The Mets didn’t stand a chance against Clayton Kershaw. Their cleanup hitter, John Mayberry, Jr., had a .565 OPS. Their number-five hitter, Eric Campbell, clocked in at a whopping .587. They played the game anyway and Kershaw threw six perfect innings before allowing a hit. The Dodgers won 3-0. The box score is here.

Zack Greinke isn’t starting tomorrow because his wife is giving birth; Ian Thomas is going instead.

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