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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will have Yasmani Grandal behind the plate Monday to catch the debut of 19-year-old starter Julio Urias. With fellow starter Alex Wood pushed back to Monday because of triceps soreness, the Dodgers will have their top prospect make his major league debut against the Mets.

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When he takes the mound tonight for LA, Julio Urias will be just the third teenage MLB pitcher in the past 20 years.

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The beginning of "Juliomanía"? Julio Urías debuta esta noche en Citi Field

19 things to know about teenage pitchers

Highly touted 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias is set to make his major league debut Friday night for the Dodgers, so David Schoenfield took a look at the history of teenagers pitching in the majors. 19 things

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On this date 25 years ago, Chip Hale's hit sent Rodney McCray through a wall ... Literally. (via @dbacks)


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Speed. Stealth. Deceit. Traits that @MLB players and #TMNT have in common.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores will not be active on Friday night for the Mets. He remains on a rehab assignment with the Binghamton Mets and will be in the lineup for a fourth straight game on Friday with the Double-A club. Flores had been eligible to be activated for the series opener against the Dodgers. He was hitless Wednesday and Thursday with the B-Mets. Flores is on the DL with a left hamstring strain. He nonetheless should be activated shortly.

107-year-old shows off moves at MLB game

Virginia McLaurin danced her way to fame at the White House -- and she boogeyed again at her first baseball game with the Nationals.


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Age is just a number. Virginia McLaurin is 107 and she just keeps dancing – this time at her very first MLB game:

Tough choices ahead for Blue Jays

Unless Toronto plays a lot better, the team's brass will have to decide whether the best big-picture play is to become sellers before the Aug. 1 deadline, writes Buster Olney. Sell or stay the course? (Insider)

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Katie Strang 

Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann slated to long-toss today to see how he's feeling with respect to Grade 1 groin strain suffered last weekend. If all goes well, he will throw a side session on Sunday, after which the Tigers will make a determination on whether to place him on the DL or not. In related news, Matt Boyd was held out of his start yesterday in Triple-A Toledo as Tigers mull options ...

Bradley Jr. bringing Sox suprising dose of energy

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game hitting streak ended Thursday night with an 0-for-4 performance against Colorado, but this season feels, in every respect, like the start of something big for him, writes Jerry Crasnick. Realizing potential

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