The former Dodgers pitcher was arrested in September

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The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office charged former Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías with five misdemeanors stemming from a September arrest, a spokesperson for the office confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday.
TMZ first reported the charges against Urías.
Urías was arrested on Sept. 3 on suspicion of felony domestic violence, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office declined to file felony charges in January, referring the case to the city attorney’s office for misdemeanor filing considerations.
Urías was “engaged in an argument whereby the Defendant pushed the Victim against a fence and pulled her by the hair or shoulders,” according to the county’s report.
He did not throw another pitch for Los Angeles, and remains a free agent as the league continues its investigation.
The league and players’ union’s joint domestic violence policy stipulates the league can still punish a player even without criminal charges.
Urías served a 20-game suspension in 2019 after he was arrested and not charged on misdemeanor suspicion of domestic violence for an alleged incident at the Beverly Center.
That policy was put into place in 2015, and no player has ever been suspended twice.

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Following his arrest in September, former Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was charged with five misdemeanors by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, an official confirmed this to The Athletic on Tuesday.

In connection with an alleged altercation that happened outside of a soccer match at BMO Stadium, Urías is charged with one count of spousal battery, two counts of domestic battery involving a romantic relationship, one count of false imprisonment, and one count of assault. The date of his arraignment is set for May 2. Urías’s charges were initially reported by TMZ.

On September, Urías was taken into custody. 3 on suspicion of felony domestic violence; however, in January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office decided not to press felony charges and instead referred the case to the city attorney’s office for consideration of filing misdemeanor charges.

As per the county’s report, Urías got into a fight with the victim during which he shoved her against a fence and grabbed her by her shoulders or hair. The county, however, determined that “neither the Defendant’s criminal history nor the Victim’s injuries justify a felony filing.”. “.

On September 22, Major League Baseball placed the left-hander, who in 2020 recorded the final out to end the Dodgers’ 32-year title drought, on paid administrative leave. 6. He declined to make another pitch for Los Angeles and is still a free agent while the league looks into the matter. It is anticipated that once the legal part is finished, that process will quicken.

The joint domestic violence policy of the league and the players’ union states that the league may still discipline a player even in the absence of criminal charges. In 2019, Urías was arrested and not charged with misdemeanor suspicion of domestic violence following an alleged incident at the Beverly Center. As a result, he was suspended for 20 games. No player has ever received two suspensions since that policy was implemented in 2015.

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