‘Domestic violence again’ LAD Urias sees free agency dreams crushed
Julio “Lefty” Urias (27, Mexico), the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation, was arrested by police for domestic violence for the second time in four years.
On May 5 (ET), the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Urias on suspicion of domestic violence, according to ESPN and other local media outlets. After his arrest, Yurias was taken into custody. He was released on bail ($50,000) on the 3rd, but is due in court on the 27th.
Upon learning of the incident, the Dodgers released a statement saying, “We are aware of the incident involving Mr. Yurias. For now, he will not accompany us on our six-game road trip in the East.”
Urias was also arrested for domestic violence four years ago during the 2019 season. He escaped prosecution, but was publicly criticized and suspended 20 games by Major League Baseball (MLB). Four years later, Urias did it again.카지노사이트
No player has ever been disciplined for violating the Domestic Violence Protection Agreement twice since it was introduced by the MLB office. If the allegations are proven in court, Urias will have the distinction of being the first. If all the allegations are proven in court, Yurias will have the honor of being the first.
For now, he won’t be able to play during the investigation. For the Dodgers, who are in first place in the NL West and preparing for the postseason, the loss is significant.
Urias’ dreams of hitting free agency could be shattered like glass if he’s charged with wrongdoing.
Urias, who became the only pitcher to reach 20 wins in 2021, had his best season last season, leading the NL in ERA (2.16) and finishing third in the Cy Young Award voting. This season, heading into free agency, he is 1-8 with a 4.60 ERA in 21 games. He’s already hit more than 20 home runs. He hasn’t looked like the player we expected to succeed Clayton Kershaw.
Coming off one of his best seasons, a dip in performance in the season leading up to free agency, and a domestic violence scandal, Urias’ value is bound to drop. Urias signed a $14.25 million contract with the Dodgers after last season.
In MLB.com’s latest free agent rankings, Yurias was ranked sixth, behind Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), and Matt Chapman (Toronto).