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By Jon Weisman

One day after Ian Thomas made his first Major League start, an even more anticipated first will come for the Dodgers.

Zach Lee, who was taken in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft and signed four years and 49 weeks ago, will take the mound for the first time for Los Angeles.

Here’s the writeup on Lee from when he was drafted. Now 23, Lee has made the steady progression from Rookie ball to Triple-A, not without setbacks, including a month on the sidelines this year with a nerve irritation. But he carries a 2.36 ERA and 1.08 WHIP from Oklahoma City in his back pocket as he makes his debut against the Mets.

Lee signed with the Dodgers on the same day as 11th-round draft choice Joc Pederson: August 16, 2010.

The Dodgers will announce a corresponding roster move later today.