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NL West Notes: Urias as bullpen option, Reyes' suspension

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The latest news from around the National League West.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers might be in need of bullpen help, and they are looking at a rather unusual option. According to manager Dave Roberts, the team has had internal conversations about promoting top starting pitching prospect Julio Urias to work as a member of the bullpen. The 19-year-old currently is sporting a 3-1 record with a 1.88 ERA down at Triple A Oklahoma City.

LA's current pen has six loses, most of any NL team not named the Braves or Reds. Urias would help mainly because he is a lefty, with both Adam Liberatore and J.P. Howell struggling.

More news from around the National League West:

  • It looks as though we could find out the fate of Jose Reyes and what kind of suspension he could be facing. Jon Heyman of MLB Network said that a suspension between 60 and 80 games for Reyes will be announced soon.
  • Archie Bradley is back with the big league club, making a spot start for the Diamondbacks today against the Rockies.
  • Tim Lincecum threw his workout for teams on Friday, and it was very successful, with a number of teams walking away very impressed. One of those teams was thought to be high on the list was the San Francisco Giants. It appears though, that Lincecum is not interested in the reunion. His reason? The Giants don't have a spot in their rotation.
  • James Shields is the answer to one of the most important trivia questions in baseball history."Who gave up the home run to Bartolo Colon?" One day after avoiding the conversation, Shields seems to be having fun with it now, being able to look back.