Urias reinstated by Dodgers amid assault probe




Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been reinstated following his arrest for domestic violence
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been reinstated following his arrest for domestic violence  

Los Angeles (AFP) - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated by the franchise on Tuesday, a week after being placed on administrative leave amid a domestic violence probe.

Urias, 22, was detained last week on suspicion of misdemeanour domestic battery after an incident in the car park of a Los Angeles shopping mall, with witnesses telling police they saw the pitcher shove a woman.

ESPN reported that Major League Baseball's investigation into Urias remained open.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles meanwhile have not filed any charges against the pitcher and police have not released a report of the incident.

ESPN reported that Urias's reinstatement came after MLB was unable to obtain security footage of the alleged incident.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had placed Urias on a seven-day administrative leave last week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Urias is a rising star on the Dodgers' pitching staff. The left-hander made his Major League debut with the team when he was 19, building a 5-2 record in 15 starts in 2016.

A left shoulder injury in June 2017 sidelined him for more than a year, but he returned late last season and made relief appearances in the regular season and playoffs.

He was 2-2 in starts this year before being moved to the bullpen in a bid to limit his innings.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Tom Cotton Floats Invoking the Insurrection Act to Quell Riots
Tom Cotton Floats Invoking the Insurrection Act to Quell Riots

Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Monday proposed invoking the Insurrection Act to quell the riots overtaking cities across the country.The 1807 law gives the president authority to order troops into the interior of the U.S. to put down rebellion. While use of the law is rare, then-president George H.W. Bush invoked the law in 1992 to send troops into Los Angeles during the Rodney King riots."What the president can do…[is say that] the rioting, the anarchy, and the looting ends tonight," Cotton said on Fox News. "If local law enforcement is overwhelmed, if local politicians will not do their most basic job to protect our citizens, let's see how these anarchists respond when the 101st...

AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts
AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

Major League Baseball players proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday, up from 82 in management's offer, but no additional pay cuts beyond the one they agreed to in March, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. Opening day in the coronavirus-delayed season would be June 30 and the regular season would end Oct. 31, nearly five weeks after the Sept. 27 conclusion that MLB's proposal stuck to from the season's original schedule. Players, like MLB, would increase postseason teams from 10 to 14.

NBA players and coaches plead as loud as ever against racial injustice
NBA players and coaches plead as loud as ever against racial injustice

In the wake of George Floyd's death, NBA players and coaches are speaking out once again about racial injustice and what must change.

'Insecure' Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets in Los Angeles Protest

"Insecure" actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police's rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd's death in Los Angeles on Saturday. While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on […]

Cities across nation brace for another night of protests
Cities across nation brace for another night of protests
  • US
  • 2020-05-30 23:48:22Z

Initially peaceful protests in Philadelphia took on a different tone later Saturday afternoon after a car was set on fire and a crowd tried to gain access to a municipal building.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Baseball