Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias arrested for alleged domestic violence

11:02 07.09.2023

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been arrested for alleged domestic violence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The incident reportedly took place on Sunday at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, where a soccer match between LAFC and Inter Miami featuring Lionel Messi was being held. TMZ reported that Urias was seen shoving a woman into a fence after the match. Stadium workers initially broke up the altercation, but things escalated when Urias and the woman entered a nearby car. Police intervened, removed Urias and the woman from the vehicle, and arrested Urias for felony domestic violence.

Urias was released from jail on Monday after posting a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 27. In response to the arrest, Major League Baseball (MLB) placed Urias on administrative leave until further notice while they conduct their own investigation. Urias will continue to receive pay during this period but will not be allowed to play. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts commented on the situation, stating that the proper protocols need to be followed and that the players' association and Urias' representatives are involved in the process.

This is not the first time Urias has been involved in a domestic violence incident. In 2019, he was accused of pushing a woman, but he was not charged as the alleged victim claimed she fell. However, MLB suspended Urias for 20 games under their Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy. Urias, a pending free agent, has a 4.60 ERA this season and holds a career ERA of 3.11.

Details surrounding the recent arrest remain unclear. The Dodgers released a statement acknowledging the incident and stating that they are gathering more information. While the team investigates, Urias will not be traveling with the team. It is unknown at this time if the pitcher will face any additional suspensions or penalties.

NBC Los Angeles reported that Urias was taken into custody near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and BMO Stadium, where the LAFC match was taking place. The Los Angeles Times mentioned that Urias was one of several celebrities in attendance at the game.

This arrest follows Urias' previous arrest in 2019 for possible misdemeanor domestic battery, for which he was not charged. Instead, he was ordered to complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program. It is now up to prosecutors to determine if any formal charges will be filed in light of the recent incident. It is unclear whether Urias has legal representation at this time.

Urias, a left-hander from Culiac??n, Mexico, signed with the Dodgers at the age of 16 in 2012 and made his Major League debut in 2016. His upcoming pitching schedule is now uncertain due to the ongoing investigation and administrative leave.

/ Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:02 AM /

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