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Dodgers to call up teenage pitching sensation Julio Urias to start Friday

of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.,GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: Starting pitcher Julio Urias #78 of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.,GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: Starting pitcher Julio Urias #78 of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers will promote top pitching prospect Julio Urias to start Friday against the New York Mets.

The Dodgers are expected to purchase on Friday the contract of LHP Julio Urias, who is scheduled to make his MLB debut Friday in New York.

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 26, 2016

The 19-year-old left-hander, who signed with the organization at age 16, will be making his major-league debut. The is just the latest similarity to result in comparisons to another Dodgers teenage sensation:

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Julio Urias will be 1st 19-year-old phenom to pitch for @Dodgers since another LHP from Mexico: Fernando Valenzuela. pic.twitter.com/DP6qxjM4Rh

— MLB (@MLB) May 26, 2016

Julio Urias is 5th @Dodgers pitcher to start at 19; Sandy Koufax ('55), Don Drysdale ('56), Joe Moeller ('62), Dick Calmus ('63). @MLB

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 26, 2016

MLB.com notes Urias likely will shift to the bullpen to keep his innings under control; he never has thrown more than 87 2/3 innings in his three seasons in the minors. He pitched just 80 innings last season because of cosmetic surgery on his left eye, which had partially closed after childhood surgery to remove a tumor.

Left-hander Alex Wood, who had been scheduled to start Friday for the Dodgers, was scratched because of triceps soreness.