Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood will stop throwing for four weeks after an MRI revealed a posterior impingement in his elbow, according to a team announcement. Wood will be re-evaluated after a month.
Wood, 25, has been solid for Los Angeles so far this season, posting a 3.99 ERA in 10 starts. The Dodgers are already missing starters Hyun-jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson due to injury, causing their starting pitching depth to run low.
In Wood's place, rookie Julio Urias will get another crack at the major-league rotation after struggling a bit in his debut Friday against the Mets. Urias will join Clayton Kershaw, Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda and Mike Bolsinger in the Dodgers' rotation at least until one of the three injured veterans is ready to come back.
Wood is a veteran of four major-league seasons with the Braves (2013-15) and Dodgers (2015-16), and owns a career 27-30 record and 3.38 ERA in that time. He was traded from Atlanta to Los Angeles at the trade deadline last season.