Julio César Urais Acosta, born August 12, 1996, is a Mexican Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB). He was signed by the Dodgers in 2012, and he made his MLB debut in 2016.
Carlos Urais and Juana Isabel Acosta had a son named Urais. In his early adolescence, he was a member of Mexico’s national youth squad.
Uras met Los Angeles Dodgers scout Mike Brito, who had originally scouted Fernando Valenzuela in the late 1970s when he was 14 years old.
The Dodgers found Uras, then 15, during a showcase in Oaxaca in June 2012, on the same scouting trip to Mexico that resulted in the signing of Yasiel Puig.
On August 12, his 16th birthday, the Dodgers signed him. The Dodgers paid a signing bonus of $450,000 to the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League.
He had three surgeries on his left eye as a child to remove a benign tumor. As a result, his left eye is practically shut, yet he can still see through it.
He, a fervent Roman Catholic, responded to a question regarding his eye condition by saying, “That’s how God operates. He blessed me with a terrible left eye but a wonderful left arm.” On May 19, 2015, he underwent elective surgery to remedy the problem.
How Much Does Julio Urías Make?
Julio Urías currently earns $8 million per year.