MLB Makes Move To Remove Julio Urias From Dodgers Roster

It was a very troubling development this past week when Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias was arrested — for the second time in four years — on an alleged felony domestic abuse charge. He's now been placed on Administrative Leave by Major League Baseball while they conduct an investigation. 

Urias will continue to receive his pay while on leave, but must be removed from the active and 40-man rosters. The leave usually runs for seven to 10 days, but it is often extended if an investigation is still ongoing. 

The Dodgers are obviously not appreciative of this type of news as they head down the stretch hoping to compete for a World Series. They've distanced themselves from Urias already, cancelling his upcoming Bobblehead Night:

The 27-year-old Mexican lefty becomes a free agent after the season, and will head to the market on a significant down note, with this disturbing arrest news combined with a 4.60 ERA this season, a full run and a half higher than normal for him. 

The Dodgers will recall Ryan Pepiot to take Urias' spot on the roster, and to take his starts or provide some length out of the bullpen at least. 

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