LA Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urias Back from Administrative Leave

Ameera Butt
May 21, 2019 - 1:11 pm

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On Tuesday, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated after being placed on administrative leave for seven days following an arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery.

Last week, the pitcher was placed on a seven-day administrative leave as the MLB conducted its own investigation into reports.

Urias is free on bail and is due in court June 4. Urias was arrested on a domestic violence charge at the Beverly Center shopping mall Monday night.

The incident took place at 7:30 p.m. last Monday in a parking structure for the Beverly Center shopping mall, where a witness said they saw Julio Urias arguing with a female companion and then allegedly pushed her to the ground.

The female companion told officers nothing physical happened, it was just a heated verbal exchange.  But police apparently checked surveillance video and then arrested Urias. 

He spent the night in jail and was reportedly released Tuesday morning on $20,000 bail.

An initial court date has been set for June 4. 

The Dodgers responded to the arrest saying in a statement: "We learned about the alleged incident this morning and are in the process of gathering information," the Dodgers said in a statement issued Tuesday. "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 that happens in this case."

Urias has been having a good season for the Dodgers winning two games and saving two others.