Julio Urías exercises impressive restraint, while Dodgers attempt to restrain his usage

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire SCOTTSDALE – A decade ago, Dodgers catcher Russell Martin was catching a rookie left-hander named Clayton Kershaw. Sunday he caught another young left-hander, Julio Urías, who is effectively restarting his young career at age 22.It was the first time Martin has caught Urías in a game. It was also spring training, a mere exhibition. Yet of all the superlatives Martin heaped on Urías, this one might have resonated the most: “a combination of talent and a guy who’s never going to get scared.”In a three-inning stint against the Colorado Rockies, Urías again flashed the latent potential dangling from his surgically repaired left shoulder. He threw 21 of his 34 pitches for strikes, demonstrating consistent control over his fastball, curveball and changeup. Besides Nolan Arenado, who reached on a walk and was erased on a double play, Urías didn’t allow a baserunner. He faced the minimum nine hitters, all major leaguers.“I always focus on working on the fastball, making sure I place the fastball where I need to put it, and have the other pitches work off that,” Urías said through an interpreter.Related Articles Urías is on an unconventional starter’s plan this spring. He’s slated to pitch three innings again in his next outing. More than two weeks remain before Opening Day, but Urías is scheduled to top out at four or five innings in camp, Manager Dave Roberts said.The restricted workload is a byproduct of caution. Urías threw a career-high 127 ⅔ innings in 2016. The following season, he was injured throwing a pitch in a Triple-A game. He had surgery on the anterior capsule of his left shoulder in June 2017 and did not pitch in a competitive setting for another 13 months.But Urías was healthy in time for the Dodgers’ last postseason run. He made seven appearances out of their bullpen last October, allowing only four hits and two runs across 6 ⅓ innings. A “normal” off-season followed, Urías said.“I left the surgery behind,” he said.If Urías is to help the Dodgers more than an inning at a time this October, he cannot begin the season in their starting rotation. His innings limit won’t allow it. How he’ll be used over the next six months remains to be seen. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season As he demonstrated Sunday, Urías remains a tantalizing weapon.The radar gun at Salt River Fields clocked Urías at 93-96 mph in the first inning. By the third inning, he was touching 97. Urías wasn’t pacing himself. Rather, he said, “once you feel good with the release point, that’s when you give more thought about putting more on the ball.”For Urías, a mid-90s fastball constitutes restraint.“It’s certainly fun and it feels good when he’s out there,” Roberts said. “He’s done everything he can possibly do to put him in this position. For him to put up zeros and execute pitches, that’s great for his development and his confidence. Where that takes him remains to be seen.”MORE CUTSThe Dodgers announced their second round of roster cuts Sunday.Pitchers Yadier Alvarez, Josh Sborz and Donnie Hart were optioned to minor league camp, along with catcher Rocky Gale and infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty. Pitcher Mitchell White, infielders Jake Peter, Omar Estevez and Gavin Lux, and outfielders D.J. Peters and Cameron Perkins were reassigned to minor league camp.Hart did not appear in a Cactus League game and threw only one bullpen after he was claimed off waivers. The Dodgers have 45 players in camp: 23 pitchers, 17 infielders/outfielders, and five catchers.ALSOClayton Kershaw played catch again on Sunday. Roberts said the left-hander will throw a bullpen Monday. It will be the first time Kershaw has thrown off a mound since he was sidelined by a shoulder injury early in camp. … Walker Buehler will throw to hitters Tuesday or Wednesday, Roberts said. The right-hander pitched to teammates Saturday as he began his progression toward a Cactus League game. … Both pitchers are expected to be on the Dodgers’ active roster to begin the season, despite having less than three weeks to build up their pitch count to start. “Is it the conventional build-up that both those guys are used to? Probably not if you look at the calendar,” Roberts said, “but whatever decision we make, it’s the decision we feel is best for the players and our club.” … Corey Seager is expected to get at-bats in a minor league game in the coming days, Roberts said. The shortstop recently missed two days because of an illness. He hasn’t appeared in a Cactus League game, but is expected to be on the active roster for opening day. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Larisa Ceric third on the International Judaic Federation List

first_imgLarisa Ceric, a Bosnian-Herzegovinian judo, is on the third place in the new rankings of the International Judaic Federation (IJF) in the category of +78 kg.The best BH judo has since the last success on the international scene, increased by four positions on the list.The first two positions remained unchanged and first is Idalys Ortiz, a Cuban, and the second is Kayra Sayit, Turkish.Aleksandra Samardzic, in category up to 70 kg, holds 19th place, which is for two positions better than the previous list.(Source: klix)last_img

Winter Soccer Registration

first_imgEarly Registration for Fort St. John Winter Soccer has been announced. Important Dates: Online Registration at www.fsjsoccer.com starting August 1 One Stop Registration Sept 6th AGM September 18th Fort St. John soccer is also still in need of refs and coaches. If you have any questions about refereeing, the AGM, or coaching, you can call the Kick line at 787-5425, or visit fsjsoccer.com.- Advertisement –last_img

Everton star commits future with new three-year deal

first_img1 Kevin Mirallas Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has signed a new three-year deal at Goodison Park, the club has confirmed.The Belgian international had been linked with a move away from Merseyside, with both Tottenham and Arsenal reportedly monitoring his progress.His long-term Toffees future was plunged into doubt towards the end of last season after he inexplicably took the ball off usual penalty taker Leighton Baines during a Premier League match with West Brom, before duly missing the spotkick.But the 27-year-old revealed his delight at his new contract: “I’m very happy to sign.“I’ve signed at Everton to win a trophy. I’m at a good team and I can continue my performances here.“Now I am very happy because I can concentrate on my team and our future, starting with the Premier League tomorrow.”Mirallas follows in the footsteps of midfielder James McCarthy in penning a new Everton deal this week.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Legal Executive/Secretary sought by well-established practice

first_imgMcCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitors of Letterkenny and Ramelton are currently seeking to recruit a Legal Executive/Secretary.Experience preferable.If you are interested in being considered for this position please submit your CV and cover letter to the McCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitors, High Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal or by email to [email protected] Tel: 0749125125 Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th November 2019. Job Vacancy: Legal Executive/Secretary sought by well-established practice was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Legal ExecutiveMcCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitorssecretarylast_img read more