Dodgers' Julio Urias Won't Be Charged After Domestic Violence ArrestJune 4, 2019
Prosecutors in Los Angeles won't charge Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias in connection with his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery, according to the Los Angeles Times' Richard Winton and Jorge Castillo.
Winton and Castillo reported Urias will avoid the misdemeanor charge as long as he "commit no acts of violence against anyone" for one year and completes a 52-week domestic violence counseling program.
However, Urias reportedly continues to be the subject of an investigation by MLB.
Police arrested Urias on May 13. A witness told authorities he was arguing with a woman in the parking lot of a shopping mall and shoved the woman down, per TMZ Sports.
The woman denied Urias shoved her, instead telling investigators she fell in the parking lot.
The Dodgers issued a statement about Urias' arrest:
"We learned about the alleged incident this morning and are in the process of gathering information. As a result, we have no comment at this time regarding the incident. However, every allegation of domestic violence must be taken seriously and addressed promptly, and we will cooperate fully with the authorities and Major League Baseball to ensure that happens in this case."
MLB placed Urias on administrative leave for seven days. The league had the option to extend his leave for another seven days, something it did with Roberto Osuna when he was under investigation for domestic assault allegations.
Urias was instead reinstated May 21. He has made three appearances since his return, throwing five innings in relief.