“Kicked $200 Million” Dodgers’ 20th Winning Pitcher Charges Domestic Violence → 5 Misdemeanors…First time in ML, disgraced twice


Julio Urias, a former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who was arrested on felony domestic violence charges in September last year, has been charged with five misdemeanor crimes.

ESPN reported on Monday (Korea Standard Time) that the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office indicted Urias on five misdemeanor charges, including one count of beating his spouse, one count of illegal imprisonment, one count of assault, and two counts of domestic violence related to dating. He will be tried on May 3.

Urias was arrested on September 4 last year on charges of felony domestic violence, and three days later, he was placed on administrative leave from MLB, effectively ending the season.

Urías was seen having a physical altercation with his wife in the parking lot of BMO Stadium in Los Angeles after an MLS soccer match between LAFC and Inter Miami at the time. Urías was arrested on charges of physical injury to his spouse or housemate and released the next day on $50,000 bail.

The California Highway Patrol’s major crime department spent three months investigating the case before handing it over to the district attorney’s office on Dec. 12 last year. “Euryas pushed his wife to the fence and pulled her hair or shoulder,” prosecutors wrote in the report.

“Yurias, once one of the best young pitchers in baseball, could be the first player to be suspended twice under MLB’s domestic violence policy, which began in September 2015,” ESPN said.

After being arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence in August 2019, he was suspended for 20 games by the MLB Secretariat. He was not criminally charged with the incident at the time. However, this time, he was criminally charged, and even without a conviction, another suspension is unlikely to be avoided. The MLB Secretariat will discuss the disciplinary action against Urias after the judicial authorities reach a verdict and the case is completed.

Urias signed with the Dodgers at the age of 16, and grew up in the farm system. He made his Major League debut in 2016 at the age of 19. He recorded 20-3 with a 2.96 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 32 games in 2021, and ranked third in the Cy Young Award with a 17-7 record, 2.16 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 31 games in 2022. He went on administrative leave in September after recording 11-8 ERA in 21 games in 2023. 여우알바

Eurias, who was about to become a free agent at the age of 27, is expected to sign a contract worth more than 200 million U.S. dollars. However, his career in the Major League is on the verge of being suspended due to the second domestic violence.

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