Julio Urias, Jose De Leon among Dodgers’ spring training invitees

first_imgUrias has made three appearances in Cactus League games the past two years, but this is his first invitation to participate in the Dodgers’ major league camp. Anderson appeared in his first exhibition game last year. De Leon, Bellinger and Farmer haven’t appeared in a Cactus League game.The Dodgers’ Cactus League schedule begins March 3 with a home game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. In a couple months, when the annual team-by-team prospect rankings are published by the national media, many of the Dodgers’ top prospects will have faced major-league competition.For Julio Urias, Jose De Leon and others, this year’s spring training will constitute a trial by fire of sorts. Urias and De Leon, regarded as the best prospects in the Dodgers’ system who have yet to reach the majors, were among 16 players extended non-roster invitations to spring training Monday.Urias, a 19-year-old left-hander, and De Leon, a 23-year-old right-hander, are expected to begin the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City.Pitcher Chris Anderson, first baseman Cody Bellinger and catcher Kyle Farmer are the other up-and-comers joining an otherwise veteran group of NRIs: Pitchers Lisalverto Bonilla, Brooks Brown and Matt West, catchers Jack Murphy and Shawn Zarraga, infielders Charlie Culberson and Rob Segedin, outfielders Corey Brown, Alex Hassan and Rico Noel, and utilityman Elian Herrera. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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