Arizona Diamondbacks

Julio Urías has no first-inning jitters in smooth outing against Diamondbacks


The Dodgers traded Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday and directed Alex Wood to the bullpen Tuesday because they believe they have five other better choices to start games.


Before the game, the Dodgers (27-10) placed Justin Turner on the 10-day injured list with the left hamstring strain he suffered Friday against the Texas Rangers.


The Dodgers’ decision to discard Stripling and not acquire a starting pitcher before Monday’s trade deadline seemingly doubled as a vote of confidence for the rotation options behind Kershaw and Buehler.


President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and his colleagues believe the Dodgers can win a World Series with some combination of those five pitchers logging the bulk of the innings in October.


In a conference call with reporters Monday, after news of Díaz’s intention surfaced, Friedman was asked whether Price could rejoin the team this season.


Manager Dave Roberts then inserted closer Kenley Jansen, who struck out Daulton Varsho to end the game and notch his 10th save.






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