BREAKING: Dodgers' Julio Urias Arrested On Felony Charges

Troubling news out of LA today, as key Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias was arrested late Sunday night on felony domestic violence charges.

Urias was reportedly released this morning on $50,000 bond, according to MLB Insider Jeff Passan. He was charged with "corporal injury on a spouse."

This isn't the first time Urias has been arrested on domestic violence issues. In 2019, he was suspended by MLB for 20 games under the league's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery in Los Angeles in May of that year, and he agreed not to appeal the suspension.

At that time, Urias acknowledged his actions were "inappropriate", and pledged to make himself better: 

"Since May, I have been fully cooperating with both law enforcement and MLB. Although the authorities determined no charges of any kind were warranted, I accept full responsibility for what I believe was inappropriate conduct during the incident. Even in this instance where there was no injury or history of violence, I understand and agree that Major League players should be held to a higher standard. I hold myself to a higher standard as well. I have taken proactive steps to help me grow as a person on and off the field, and in my relationships, including attending counseling sessions."

More details will begin to emerge on this latest incident, and we'll keep you posted. 

Urias, a free agent after the season, was having a disappointing year on the mound, with a 4.60 ERA, though he'd performed better in his last seven starts with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.   

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