"It's a concern whenever you're talking about a pitcher's arm, especially his shoulder," Roberts said. "I think that with Julio, it's a good thing that we got ahead of it, and hopefully it's just inflammation where he's tired, and we'll allow it to dissipate."
Urias, who was MLBPipeline's No. 4 overall prospect in 2016, has a 5.40 ERA in five Major League starts this season after posting a 3.39 ERA in 77 innings last year. However, his last three appearances have come in Oklahoma City, for which he has made six starts this season.
"When he talks about his shoulder is sore, obviously there's some information there that we want to do our due diligence," Roberts said. "Once we get the scan, we'll know more. For us to immediately shut him down makes sense."
Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland and covered the Dodgers on Wednesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.