Dodgers’ Urias arrested on battery charge
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery.
He was arrested Monday at about 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Beverly Center shopping mall, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said Tuesday. No details were released.
The Dodgers said in a statement they learned of what happened Tuesday morning and had no immediate comment while they were gathering information.
“Every allegation of domestic violence must be taken seriously and addressed promptly,” the team said. “And we will cooperate fully with the authorities and Major League Baseball to ensure that that happens in this case.”
There was no comment on the pitcher’s status for Tuesday night’s game against the San Diego Padres.
There also was no immediate response early Tuesday to an email sent to Urias’ agent, Scott Boras.
Urias pitched three innings of scoreless relief for his second career save Friday night in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.