A star pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Julio Urias, was arrested Sunday, September 3 on suspicion of domestic violence.
The incident allegedly occurred after the LAFC soccer game at BMO Stadium at Exposition Par, with the 27-year-old pitcher booked by LAPD around 1 a.m.
Urias was held on $50,000 bail and released later that morning.
The Dodgers put out a statement saying Urias would not join the team on its road series against the Marlins in Miami, Florida, or the Nationals in Washington D.C.
“We are aware of an incident involving Julio Urías,” the Dodgers’ statement said Monday. “While we attempt to learn all the facts, he will not be traveling with the team. The organization has no further comment at this time.”
In 2019, Urias was arrested for domestic violence for an incident that allegedly occurred at the Beverly Center. Police were called after Urias allegedly pushed the woman, but she later claimed she fell on her own.
After an investigation from Major League Baseball (MLB), Urias was suspended 20 games during the 2019 season, in compliance with the league’s Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy.
In 2021, a separate incident involving a Dodger pitcher, Trevor Bauer, led to the league’s longest domestic violence suspension, keeping him out for the entire 2022 season and parts of the 2021 season. While the Los Angeles District Attorney did not file criminal charges on Bauer, the Dodgers cut ties with him after the MLB investigation.
Urias was signed by the Dodgers in 2012 at the age of 16. The Mexican pitcher spent three years in the Dodgers minor league system before joining the major league team in 2016. Urias’s contract with the team expires at this season’s end where he will become an unrestricted free agent.
We are aware of an incident involving Julio Urías. While we attempt to learn all the facts, he will not be traveling with the team. The organization has no further comment at this time.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 4, 2023
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