Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urías Taken Into Custody on Domestic Violence Allegations
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urías Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charges
Los Angeles police informed ESPN that Dodgers starter Julio Urías, 27, faced arrest late Sunday on felony domestic violence charges. This incident marks the second domestic violence-related arrest in the past four years for the soon-to-be-free-agent pitcher.
Urías was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m. PT and booked into jail around 1 a.m., as indicated by jail records. He was subsequently released on a $50,000 bond at 4:47 a.m. and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 27.
The Dodgers made a statement on social media, acknowledging the incident involving Julio Urías. They also clarified that he is not with the team as they embark on a six-game road trip starting in Miami on Tuesday.
In 2019, Urías faced arrest on suspicion of domestic battery. Although he was not eventually charged, he received a 20-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Since its establishment in 2015, no MLB player has been suspended twice for violating this policy.
Major League Baseball is actively investigating the case, according to a reliable source. Typically, players charged with domestic violence are placed on administrative leave by the league during investigations, as Urías was prior to his suspension in 2019. Notably, Urías' court date falls during the final week of the regular season.
Urías had previously established himself as one of the premier starters in baseball over the past three years, with his peak performance last season boasting a National League-best 2.16 ERA and a third-place finish in the Cy Young race. However, this season, on the brink of free agency, he has struggled, recording a 4.60 ERA and permitting a career-high 24 home runs in 117⅓ innings.