The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to promote lefthander Julio Urias, the team announced Thursday.
Urias is now scheduled to make his MLB debut Friday against the New York Mets in place of Alex Wood, who is experiencing triceps soreness.
When he makes his debut, the 19-year-old Urias will become the youngest player in the majors and also the team’s youngest starting pitcher since Dick Calmus in 1963. The Dodgers signed Urias to a minor league deal when he was just 16 years old.
This season, Urias has tossed 27 straight scoreless innings for Triple A Oklahoma City, while posting a 1.10 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 41 innings.
The Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Mets on Friday at Citi Field.