MLB is putting Dodgers player Julio Urías on administrative leave after he was arrested for domestic violence

Editor’s note: This article has been edited to clarify the case of Ureas.

Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that it has placed Los Angeles Dodgers player Julio Llorías on administrative leave after he was arrested Sunday night for domestic violence.

Urias, 27, was taken into custody by Department of Public Safety officers at Exposition Park and booked for an alleged violation of Penal Code 273.5 which includes “bodily injury” to a spouse or domestic partner.

Exposition Park is the site of BMO Stadium, where Lionel Messi and Inter Miami played Los Angeles on Sunday night in an MLS game attended by countless celebrities.

The Culiacan, Mexico native posted $50,000 bond and was released from jail early Monday.

He is scheduled to appear in court on September 27.

“The Dodgers family takes all allegations of this nature in this case very seriously, and we do not condone or excuse any acts of domestic violence,” the Dodgers said in a statement announcing Ureas’ placement on administrative leave. “We fully cooperate with MLB’s investigations and support MLB’s authorized enforcement of this policy.”

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Julio Urias reacts after giving up an RBI single to Joc Pederson of the Atlanta Braves during the third inning in Game 4 of the National League Baseball Championship Series on October 20, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Jae Hong / Associated Press)

Ureas did not travel with the team on the road trip this week.

“Right now, the authorities (and) Major League Baseball’s ballpark have to do their due diligence,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Tuesday night’s game in Miami. “Obviously Julio is not with us, so for us we just try to focus on the game in front of us.”

When Urías is healthy, he is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. He has won 20 MLB games in 2021 and 17 during the 2022 campaign.

His arrest on Sunday was his second for domestic violence.

In May 2019, Uriahs was arrested on a home battery charge and suspended for 20 games by MLB. However, the case was not prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Attorney after Urreas agreed to complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program.

No player has been suspended twice under MLB’s common domestic violence policy since its inception in 2015.

(tags for translation) Julio Urillas

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