The World Baseball Classic will make its return next March after a hiatus in 2021 due to COVID.
Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya caught up with the left-hander and was able to get his thoughts on pitching for his home country.
Urias called it a “dream come true” and expressed his excitement to pitch for Mexico next spring in the classic.
Julio Urías said getting to pitch for Mexico in the WBC is a “dream come true.” Called it a special opportunity.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 6, 2022
Urias To Represent Mexico
The World Baseball Classic always brings a ton of fun and joy to fans and players all around the world.
For Urias, it’s no different.
He now has a chance to represent his home country in the Classic next spring.
The left-hander has been solid for the Dodgers this season, going 15-7 with a 2.29 ERA in his 26 starts.
He closed out the NLCS and World Series during the Dodgers’ run in 2020.
Born in Culiacan Rosales, Sinaloa, Mexico, Urias made his debut in 2016.
In 2020, he emerged as a full-time starter.
Last season, he won 20 games and finished with a 2.96 ERA.
But it definitely is going to be fun for him to represent Mexico.
The Classic is always a good time for players to be proud of their heritage and represent the places they came from.
It’s a celebration of the great game we all love and what it means to people all across the world.
Urias is certainly excited to pitch in the Classic, as he should be.
It’s a dream come true for every big leaguer.