MLB places Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías on administrative leave after arrest
1/2 | Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias goes into the top of the fifth inning during the team’s second baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Los Angeles.
2/2| Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws a double to a Miami Marlins batter in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES Julio Urías was placed on indefinite administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, three days after the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher was arrested on suspicion of battery on a spouse or common-law partner.
The suspension was imposed under baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, which MLB and the players’ union adopted in 2015, and could be the first step toward a suspension. Players are paid but cannot play for free. – They have to go through the process – players’ union, Julio’s group.
Baseball will survive this, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said in Miami. MLB and the union agreed to an indefinite leave of absence.
Without the contract, MLB could have set a maximum of seven days off with the option to extend it by seven days.