MLB is investigating the allegations Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with a woman during a football game at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles on September 3rd.
According to police sources, the woman had visible injuries such as blood from her nose, strangulation marks and redness on her face.
The incident apparently started after Urias took pictures with female fans, which led to an argument with the woman he was with. She left the event early and as she walked to the gate Urias approached her from behind, put his arm around her, slammed her against the fence and pulled her hair.
He also allegedly swung at her, although it’s unclear if the punch landed. Urias was arrested at the scene and held on $50,000 bond for felony domestic violence.
The incident remains under investigation and police are interviewing witnesses and looking for additional video footage. In response to the arrest, the Dodgers distanced themselves from Urias, cleaning out his locker and removing pictures of him from Dodger Stadium.
MLB placed the pitcher on administrative leave pending an investigation into the allegations. Urias had an inconsistent season with an 11-8 record and a 4.60 ERA, and his future with both the team and the league is uncertain pending the outcome of the investigation.