L.A. Dodgers Place Julio Urías On Administrative Leave; Pitcher’s Bobblehead Night Canceled, Too

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday that it is placing pitcher Julio Urías, who was arrested late Sunday on felony domestic violence charges, on administrative leave.

An investigation is being conducted, per the sport’s joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy with the Major League Baseball Players Association, according to the statement.

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“The Dodgers take all allegations of the kind in this case very seriously, and we do not condone or excuse any acts of domestic violence. We are fully cooperating with MLB’s investigation and support MLB’s and the Commissioner’s enforcement of the policy. The Dodgers will have no further comment at this time.”

This marks the second time that Urías, who is 27, has been arrested for investigation of domestic violence in the last four years, says ESPN. The occurred earlier Sunday at the LAFC vs. Inter Miami soccer game at BMO Stadium in Exposition Park. Urías was one of the invited celebrity guests at the game featuring Lionel Messi. Details of the incident were not made public.

After his arrest Sunday, Urías was released on a $50,000 bond. He’s expected in court on Sept. 27.

The Dodgers also announced Wednesday they are replacing the Julio Urías bobblehead promotion for the night of Sept. 21 with a giveaway of “select premium bobbleheads” to the first 30,000 fans in attendance.

In 2019, Urías was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and was ultimately suspended for 20 games under the MLB’s domestic violence policy, even though he was ultimately not charged after witnesses saw him push a woman to the ground in the Beverly Center parking lot.

ESPN reports that no MLB player has been suspended twice for violating the league’s domestic abuse policy since it went into effect in 2015. This is Urías’ last season under contract with the Dodgers; he’s becoming a free agent this winter.

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