Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias has been arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday night on charges of domestic violence, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The details of the incident are currently limited, but more information is expected to emerge as the situation unfolds.
This isn’t the first time Urias has faced such allegations. In 2019, he was suspended for 20 games following an altercation with his girlfriend at a shopping mall in LA. However, police chose not to press charges due to the absence of physical injuries and the girlfriend’s statements indicating she didn’t consider herself a victim, as reported by CBS Sports.
On the baseball front, this development deals a significant blow to the Dodgers, who are just a month away from the postseason. The timing couldn’t be worse as Urias was poised for a potentially lucrative free agency deal in the upcoming offseason. The recent arrest casts uncertainty over his future prospects and financial expectations.
As the Dodgers prepare to travel to Miami for an upcoming six-game road trip, it remains uncertain whether Urias will accompany the team. Major League Baseball is likely to take action by placing him on administrative leave later today, pending further investigation into the allegations.
The arrest of Julio Urias not only affects his personal situation but also has broader implications for the Dodgers’ on-field performance and the team’s overall morale. Fans and analysts alike are closely watching how the organization responds to this troubling incident and how it might impact the team’s playoff aspirations. Stay tuned for more updates as new information continues to come in.