Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, spoke on Tuesday about the situation that Mexican pitcher Julio Urías is going through.
Roberts stated: “I am shocked like everyone here. It is certainly very unfortunate”. The Dodgers face the Miami Marlins at Loan Depot Park in South Florida, where Urías’ next start was scheduled for Thursday.
Roberts hopes the Dodgers don’t worry about Urías’ situation until at least Thursday, when his next turn in the team’s rotation was scheduled. Although the possibility of being placed by the Major Leagues on administrative leave remains latentwhile investigating whether the Dodgers’ all-star pitcher violated the league’s domestic violence policy.
Urías was arrested Sunday night by agents of the Department of Public Safety in Exposition Park, in South Los Angeles.. In that park is the BMO stadium, where Lionel Messi played an MLS game, which was attended by several celebrities as part of the public.
The Mexican left-handed pitcher posted $50,000 bail and was released early Monday morning, according to police department records. He is due to appear in court on September 27.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) office intends to investigate the case.
Felony charge of causing bodily injury to your partner
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Police Department confirmed to the PA that Mexican pitcher Julio Urías was arrested on a felony charge of causing bodily harm to his spouse or partner.
María Lucero, agent of the city police department, confirmed the serious charge. The department has not released details of the arrest. And short of acknowledging that there was “an incident involving Julio Urías,” the Dodgers have declined to comment.
Urías would be the second player from a title-challenging team that has become the subject of an MLB investigation in recent weeks.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco has been suspended with pay while the authorities in his native country investigate him for an alleged relationship with a minor.