The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking their silence on pitcher Julio Urias’ latest arrest for domestic violence. The left-hander was arrested on a felony charge of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant late Sunday night.
Dodgers general manager Andrew Friedman commented on the “extremely disappointing” arrest in a statement.
“Obviously, extremely disappointing development,” Friedman said, via ESPN.com. “For us right now, it’s having him and his representatives resolve this while we’re focused on both the near and long term.”
The 27-year-old Urias was previously arrested on suspicion of domestic battery in May 2019 and was suspended for 20 games.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was “shocked” by the latest incident.
“I was shocked — everyone was,” Roberts said. “It is just an extremely unfortunate circumstance for everyone.”
Urias is expected to be placed on administrative leave ahead of his next start which was scheduled to be Thursday, September 7 against the Miami Marlins.