Some really disappointing news to start off your Tuesday Dodgers fans. Julio Urias, one of the Dodgers’ brightest young players, was arrested on Monday night in Los Angeles.
Witnesses say that Urias, who is just 22 years old, shoved a woman in the parking lot of an upscale shopping center. Police responded to the incident and arrested Urias on site. The woman who he was with insisted that the confrontation was nothing more than an argument, but witnesses and video taken at the scene apparently proved the opposite.
Urias was booked into a nearby station on a misdemeanor battery charge, and posted a $20,000 bail early Tuesday morning, according to TMZ Sports.
We’re told a witness called cops claiming Urias was in the parking lot arguing with a female companion and shoved her to the ground.
Cops responded and spoke with the woman, who denied anything physical took place … and insisted it was nothing more than a heated verbal argument.
However, sources connected to the situation tell us … witnesses were adamant they saw Urias push the woman and video from the scene appeared to back up the witness accounts.
Urias made his debut at the age of 19 for the Dodgers, just 3 years ago. Injuries have limited him, but 2019 was supposed to be a breakout year for the kid.
There is plenty to unwrap with this, but we will hold off until more information is released. Everything at this point is merely opinion based, and we certainly would not want to leave this open for debate. The organization will almost certainly do it’s due diligence in determining how to proceed with Urias, but it’s certainly not a good look.
Major League Baseball has had some serious problems with domestic abuse in the past, and it should never be taken lightly. We will bring you any updates that we receive along the way.
The Dodgers released a statement on the matter.
Statement from the Dodgers regarding Julio Urias … pic.twitter.com/ODDa3gHOSG
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