Julio Urías, the Dodgers star pitcher, was arrested Sunday night (September 3) and charged with felony domestic violence for an altercation that occurred in public. Urías was released after posting a $50k bail and is set to appear in court later this month.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in 2020 Julio Urías’ face was synonymous with the win – despite the stain of a domestic violence suspension in 2019. Back then, Urias, who got the last out of the deciding game, was given a pass by most fans for 2019 allegations that would see him serve a 20-day suspension from MLB. This was due to the victim in question rescinding her claims and saying she tripped even after Urías was arrested for suspicion of domestic battery after allegedly pushing said woman.
Fast forward to 2023 and Urías, who had been announced as one of the attendees at the LAFC vs Inter Miami game on Sunday night, was arrested once again for domestic violence. The altercation took place at the parking lot of BMO stadium, with uncorroborated reports indicating that stadium workers had to pull Urías away from the woman in question before the police arrived.
Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy was instituted in 2015. No player has ever been suspended twice under it. But Julio Urías, who did not travel with the Dodgers to Miami for their next games, is almost certain to be the first one considering his history and the circumstances. If there’s any fairness in the world of baseball, he will not be allowed to play again and MLB instead centers on protecting victims.