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Dodgers pitcher put on leave by MLB after arrest


Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutMLB puts Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on 7-day administrative leave after domestic battery arrestThe league placed the Dodgers’ Julio Urias on a seven-day administrative leave.Post to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. USA TODAY Sports
Published 7:53 p.m. ET May 14, 2019
Los Angels Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been placed on a seven-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball after being arrested in Los Angeles on Monday night on suspicion of domestic battery.Urias was arrested after a report of an argument in a shopping mall parking and transported by police, according to the LAPD. He was booked on a misdemeanor. The leave was effective Tuesday and can last up to seven days.“We learned about the alleged incident this morning and are in the process of gathering information,” the Dodgers said in a written statement on 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.”MLB and the players’ association agreed to a domestic violence policy in 2015, giving the commissioner the right to investigate and impose discipline. If discipline is warranted, a paid leave can be converted to a suspension without pay. Players cited previously under the policy include Jose Reyes, Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig, Hector Olivera, Jeurys Familia, Steven Wright, Miguel Sano and Addison Russell.Urias has appeared in nine games for the Dodgers this season, the last five outings as a reliever.He made his major-league debut in 2016 at the age of 19 but has been hampered by injuries. He appeared in seven postseason games for the Dodgers in 2018, including three in the World Series.Contributing: APAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide 

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