Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was arrested Sunday night and his Los Angeles County Jail booking record shows he was arrested in connection with an alleged felony.
The Dodgers released a statement that said: “We are aware of an incident involving Julio Urías. While we’re trying to get all the facts out, he won’t be traveling with the team. The organization has no further comment at this time.”
Urías’ representative, Scott Boras, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Major League Baseball is aware of the arrest and plans to launch an investigation, a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly told The Times.
Urías has a court date on September 27, according to booking documents.
Urías, a 27-year-old left-hander from Mexico who is in his eighth season with the Dodgers, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault back in 2019 after police said witnesses saw him push a woman to the ground in a parking lot had near the Beverly Center. Although Urías was not charged in that incident, he was suspended for 20 games that season due to MLB’s domestic violence policy.
Urías was arrested by the Exposition Park police. Sunday’s incident is believed to have happened during Sunday night’s LAFC vs. Inter Miami soccer game at BMO Stadium. Urias was among the celebrity guests who attended the game with star Lionel Messi, according to LAFC.
Urías was scheduled to serve for the Dodgers in Miami on Thursday, and it’s likely the league will have him on leave until then. When sexual assault allegations were reported against former Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer two years ago, Bauer was placed on leave before he could make his next start.
No player has ever been suspended twice under MLB’s domestic violence policy, which was introduced in 2015.
Urías is in his final season with the Dodgers and is set to become a free agent this winter.
Check back soon for updates on this developing story.