MLB Waiting For L.A. City Attorney’s Office Before Potential Julio Urías Suspension

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that it will not file felony charges against Los Angeles Dodgers free agent Julio Urías following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence this past September.

The incident occurred at BMO Stadium after a soccer match between Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Inter Miami. Urías still faces possible misdemeanor charges, which will be determined by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Until a decision is made, MLB will likely hold off on imposing a potential suspension of Urías, per ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez:

Major League Baseball, which launched an independent investigation into the incident, likely will wait until the City Attorney’s Office rules before determining a potential suspension.

Urías was previously arrested in May 2019 for alleged domestic violence, but charges were never filed. He is the first player who faces disciplinary action for a second time under MLB’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy that was implemented in August 2015.

Upon his second arrest, the Dodgers quickly distanced themselves from Urías by giving his locker in the Dodger Stadium clubhouse to Kolten Wong when he joined the team.

The Dodgers also replaced the Urías World Baseball Classic bobblehead giveaway on their promotional calendar, and removed jerseys, t-shirts and other merchandise bearing his name and No. 7 taken out of retail stores and stands throughout Chavez Ravine.

That was followed by the Dodgers covering all Dodger Stadium murals featuring Urías, including the 2020 World Series painting in right field of the loge level that features Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner. The mural was updated by artist Jonas Never with Austin Barnes and Will Smith taking the place of Urías.

Julio Urías free agency outlook

Prior to his arrest, Urías was projected to receive a $200 million contract in free agency due to his young age and track record. Even though he isn’t facing criminal charges, Urías’ MLB future remains up in the air.

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