Dodgers left-hander Urias arrested on domestic violence charges

LA Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias (27) was arrested by the police.

Local media such as ‘ESPN’ quoted an announcement from the LA Police Department on the 5th (Korean time) and reported that Urias was arrested on charges of domestic violence.

According to this, Urias was arrested by the police around 11 PM on Sunday local time and handed over to the detention center around 1 AM. He was released at about 4:47 a.m. after posting $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 27th local time.토토사이트

Urias was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Photo = ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
His team, the Dodgers, said through official channels, “We are aware of the incident related to Urias. “We are looking into all the factors and he will not be accompanying the team on the trip.”

The Dodgers will play an away series against the Miami Marlins starting on the 5th.

This is not the first time Urias has been arrested on domestic violence charges. In May 2019, he was arrested by the police for using physical violence during an argument with a woman in a shopping mall parking lot.

At the time, he avoided judicial punishment, but was suspended for 20 games by the Major League Baseball office for violating the domestic violence prevention agreement.

It is not yet known whether Urias will be able to avoid judicial punishment this time as he did four years ago. But given the precedent, it seems unlikely he will avoid league punishment.

ESPN reported that since Major League Baseball introduced the domestic violence prevention agreement in 2015, no player has violated the agreement twice.

It is reported that the Major League Baseball office is currently investigating him. He will be placed on paid leave while he is under investigation. It seems unlikely that we will see him on the mound for the time being.

Urias, who is from Mexico and was once called the Dodgers’ best pitching prospect, appeared in 158 games over eight seasons in the big leagues, recording 60 wins, 25 losses, and an ERA of 3.11.

He ranked first in the league in wins in 2021 with 20 wins, and in 2022, he led the National League in wins with a 2.16 earned run average and finished third in Cy Young Award voting.

In the 2023 season, he is showing some signs of slowing down, pitching 117 1/3 innings in 21 games, with 11 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 4.60. Qualifies as a free agent after this season.

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