Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has joined horrendous list.
Jeff Passan from ESPN reported that Urias was arrested late Sunday night on felony domestic violence charges. He was released on Monday morning after posting a $50,000 bond.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias cost himself millions
Chances are, we have seen the last of Urias on a major league mound for this season. He will be investigated by Major League Baseball, placed on administrative leave while it is determined if he violated the league’s domestic violence policy. If so, a suspension will be forthcoming, costing him a portion of the 2024 season as well.
This is not his first time through the domestic violence system. Urias was suspended for 20 games in 2019 after violating the policy due to domestic battery. Clearly, that slap on the wrist did not teach him anything.
Urias is slated to hit free agency this offseason. He had a disappointing showing in 2023, posting a 4.60 ERA and a 1.159 WHiP over his 117.1 innings, striking out 117 batters with 24 walks. However, he is just 27 years old and had led the National League in ERA in 2022. He was still regarded as one of the top pitchers that could hit free agency, a potential top of the rotation arm that would draw plenty of suitors. Now? He has not only cost himself millions, but a potential major league job as well.
If these allegations are substantiated, he deserves nothing less. There is no excuse for domestic violence. While several players have seen their careers come to an end, others have been able to return to the majors as though nothing happened. Urias is likely to be the first repeat offender on this list – and he should be the next to see his career fall apart.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested on felony domestic violence charges. His anger will cost him millions.