’20-Win Pitcher’ cleared out locker room, LAD ‘Domestic Violence’ Urias’ trail cleared
Left-handed starting pitcher Julio Urias, 27, has lost his seat in the clubhouse of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers have begun to “erase the traces” of Urias, who was involved in domestic violence.스포츠토토
“The Dodgers have removed Urias’ seat and nametag in the home team’s clubhouse,” the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday, adding that the spot is now occupied by veteran infielder Colton Wong, 33, who was recently called up to the big leagues after joining the Dodgers on a minor league deal. A mural of Urias in his home stadium, Dodger Stadium, and his jersey sold in the souvenir shop are also gone, the outlet said.
Urias, who is a free agent at the end of the season, is out on bail after being arrested on May 5 on domestic violence charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 27 local time.
The Dodgers released a statement through their official channels after the incident, saying, “We are aware of the incident involving Urias and are working through all the elements. He will not be traveling with the team on the road.”
Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner has also reportedly opened an investigation into Yurias’ case. He will be placed on paid leave during the investigation.
“His absence from the clubhouse equates to his absence from the roster, and that’s where we are right now,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, 51, told local media about Urias.
“As I said when this first came to light, there’s not a lot I can say about it at this point. But it is an unfortunate and very sad event.”
This is not the first time Urias has been arrested for violence. In May 2019, he was also arrested by police after he became physically abusive during an argument with a woman in a mall parking lot.
The Mexican native, once called the Dodgers’ top pitching prospect, compiled a 60-25 record with a 3.11 ERA in 158 appearances over eight seasons in the big leagues. He led the majors in wins in 2021 with 20, and in 2022 he led the National League in ERA (2.16).
This year, he was 11-8 with a 4.60 ERA in 21 games and 117⅓ innings pitched before his arrest. However, the violent incident will likely prevent him from pitching the rest of the season and penalize his free agent contract.