Julio Urias will make one more start before he undergoes elective surgery.

Julio Urias eyeDodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias will miss 4-5 weeks after undergoing elective cosmetic surgery on his left eye later this month. Urias, 18, was born with a benign tumor on the eye, which does not affect his vision.

The left-hander has a 3.00 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Tulsa this season. His opponents, all of whom are older, have a .194/.246/.318 slash line. Urias’ 46 strikeouts rank first in the Texas League and his 0.94 WHIP ranks fourth.

According to a source, Urias will make one more start before he has the surgery, which is tentatively scheduled for May 28.

Poll: Who should start for the Dodgers on Thursday?


Brett Anderson will start for the Dodgers today in the first game of a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants (7 p.m., SportsNet LA). Clayton Kershaw starts Wednesday.

Thursday’s starter remains TBA as of this writing.

It might be Zack Greinke, but Don Mattingly was weighing his options from the minor-league ranks over the weekend. The last time the Dodgers needed a fifth starter was last Tuesday. David Huff got the call at the last minute. Huff gave up four runs in four innings against what was supposed to be a matchup-friendly Seattle Mariners lineup, then was designated for assignment after the game.

So the decision on Thursday is far from straightforward, particularly if Mattingly is intent on giving Greinke an extra day of rest. The poll question is up. read on for a bit more on each candidate:

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Dodgers tie, Tsao impresses, Anderson struggles.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The greater Phoenix area experienced a light but steady rain this morning. The streets were wet, the baseball fields were wet, and Cactus League games were a threat to be postponed. Julio Urias got his jog in outdoors anyway.

In Phoenix, like any good warm-weather climate, drivers aren’t always used to driving on slick pavement. Maybe that’s why the Camelback Road off-ramp was backed up when the Angels team bus was driving into the Dodgers’ spring training home for their Thursday afternoon game. They waited for the congestion to clear up, then they waited for five minutes at a red light. The game started three minutes late.

Dodgers starter Brett Anderson, who had been warming up in anticipation of a 1:05 p.m. start time, threw and threw and threw. At some point he had to sit down — “10 minutes, 12 minutes, just enough time to cool down and then warm back up.”

Anderson wasn’t himself. He allowed seven hits, and retired only five batters against the Angels.

“I’m not using it as an excuse,” Anderson said of the delay. “It’s a weird circumstance but something you have to deal with.”

Here’s more from Anderson postgame:

A couple more notes:

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