Dodgers P Julio Urías arrested on domestic violence charges

ByJeff Passan ESPN logo
Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urías was arrested on felony domestic violence charges late Sunday, the second domestic violence arrest in the past four years for the soon-to-be-free-agent pitcher.

Urías, 27, was arrested just after 11 p.m. PT and booked into jail around 1 a.m., according to jail records. He was released on $50,000 bond at 4:47 a.m. and has a court date of Sept. 27.

ALos Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson said Tuesday that Urías was arrested on a felony charge of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. The arrest took placein Exposition Park, south of downtown Los Angeles. The park is home to BMO Stadium, where Lionel Messi and Inter Miami were playing in a MLS game with numerous celebrities in attendance.

TheDepartment of Public Safety, which performed the arrest, has not yet released details.

The Dodgersposted on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday that they are "aware of an incident involving Julio Urías" and that he is not with the team as it begins a six-game road trip starting Tuesday in Miami.

"For us, now it's day to day," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Tuesday's game. "I don't want to get too far ahead of things. As time's gone on with certain things, you learn that simplifying, day to day, is the best way to handle it."

In 2019, Urías was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. While he was eventually not charged, he received a 20-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. No MLB player has been suspended twice for violating the policy since its institution in 2015.

"I haven't addressed the team," Roberts said. "I think everyone is aware of it. I think everyone feels the same way I do as far as a very unfortunate circumstance. I don't think anyone knows all that has gone on and went on. I think our guys are just focused on today and let things play out."

Major League Baseball is investigating the case, a source said. Players charged with domestic violence typically are placed on administrative leave by the league during an investigation, as Urías was prior to his suspension in 2019. Urías' court date is during the final week of the regular season.

Urías had been one of the best starters in baseball over the past three years, peaking last season with a National League-best 2.16 ERA and third-place Cy Young finish. On the cusp of free agency, he has struggled this season, posting a 4.60 ERA and allowing a career-high 24 home runs in 117 innings.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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