Julio Urías, a star pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was arrested for felony domestic violence on Sunday night, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. The 27-year-old was detained near BMO Stadium, where he watched a soccer game between Los Angeles FC and Inter Miami. He spent the night in jail and was released on Monday after posting a $50,000 bail. He has a court date set for Sept. 27.
This is not first run-in with the law over domestic violence allegations. In 2019, he was arrested at a Beverly Hills mall on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. He faced a 20-game suspension from MLB and had to undergo a 52-week domestic violence counseling program. However, he avoided any criminal charges in that case.
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Urías is one of the best pitchers in the league and a vital part of the Dodgers’ rotation. He has an impressive record of 16-3 with a 2.99 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 27 starts this season. He was slated to pitch on Thursday, but his future is now unclear as the Dodgers and MLB wait for more details from the authorities. The Dodgers released a statement saying that they were aware of the situation and that Urías would not join the team until further notice.