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I think Stewart might get the nod before De Leon...he's been one of the best pitchers in the minors this year and has already been a injury replacement call up. Or maybe they both come up if there's no trade and Norris injury is serious...but there's a very good chance that one of Stewart, De Leon, or Urias is part of a package for another SP. In any case, I think both will find their way into a major league rotation very soon.

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With Bud Norris sidelined with a back strain, De Leon could be an option to start for the Dodgers on Saturday, David Vassegn of Dodger Talk reports.
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After a poor start on July 25 for Triple-A Oklahoma City, De Leon bounced back nicely against Triple-A Colorado Springs, pitching seven innings while only giving up three runs. On the season, De Leon owns a 3.83 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 66 strikeouts in 51.2 innings. De Leon, who was a breakout prospect in 2014, is the Dodgers top pitching prospect behind Julio Urias and has the upside to become a top-of-the-rotation starter.
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19 hours ago, exaulz said:

Ugh is right...if not now for De Leon, then when? 

They might wait until September so they get full use of him in playoffs. They have made a very conscious effort to keep his inning workload low.  I suspect it is so they can get full use out of him down the stretch and in postseason. 

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7 minutes ago, exaulz said:

Rich Hill was just scratched from his start and they will need someone for Monday @ PHI so the De Leon watch is back on. 

If he starts tonight for aaa. Won't see him until Friday , if at all.

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That game starts in 3 hours. I'm thinking there would be a report about him being pulled by now. Warmups will be getting underway in an hour and a half or so. There would be a feel for there being an emergency starter around the park if there was one.

 

Not looking good.

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