Dodgers’ Julio Urías placed on administrative leave after arrest

Major League Baseball placed Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías on administrative leave Wednesday, three days after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

As part of the domestic violence policy jointly negotiated with the MLB Players Assn, Urías will remain on administrative leave “until further notice,” according to a league statement.

Although Urías did not travel to Miami with the team, the league’s decision to leave him on leave had been anticipated.

It clears the way for the Dodgers to add Ryan Pepiot to their roster to start Thursday’s game against the Marlins — Urías was originally slated to be the team’s starter for the game — and avoids the possibility of complaints if the Dodgers don’t Urías used as planned He was still healthy and in the active squad.

“The Dodgers take all allegations of this nature in this case very seriously and we do not condone or condone domestic violence in any way,” the Dodgers said in a statement. “We fully cooperate with the MLB investigation and support the enforcement of the policy by MLB and the commissioner.”

Although Urías has not yet been formally charged with a crime – his court date is set for September 27 – he could face disciplinary action under the Domestic Violence Policy even if he is not charged.

In 2019, Urías was banned for 20 games under the domestic violence policy after being arrested but not charged on suspicion of domestic violence.

No player has been banned twice since the policy was introduced in 2015.

The Dodgers also announced Wednesday that their Urías Team Mexico bobblehead promotion scheduled for Sept. 21 has been canceled. Instead, the team is giving away more “premium bobbleheads” to the first 30,000 fans in attendance.

Emma Bowman

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