Correspondent Sanghee Lee] Left-handed starting pitcher Julio Urias (27) disappeared from the locker room (clubhouse) of the Major League Baseball LA Dodgers. The Dodgers have begun in earnest to ‘erase traces’ of Urias, who was involved in domestic violence.안전놀이터
The Los Angeles Times reported on the 12th (Korean time), “The Dodgers removed Urias’ seat and name tag from the home team’s clubhouse,” and “Instead, the spot was taken by a veteran who was recently called up to the big league after transferring to the Dodgers through a minor league contract. “Infielder Colton Wong (33) came to use it,” the report said. The media reported that Urias’ mural inside his home stadium, Dodger Stadium, and his uniform sold at a souvenir shop also disappeared.
Urias, who will become a free agent at the end of this season, was arrested on charges of domestic violence on the 5th and was released on bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on the 27th local time.
After the incident occurred, the Dodgers announced through official channels, “We are aware of the incident involving Urias, and we are investigating all factors. He will not accompany the team on the away trip.”
It has been reported that the Major League Baseball office has also launched an investigation into Urias’ incident. He will be placed on paid leave during the period of investigation.
Regarding Urias, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (51) said in an interview with local media, “Removing Urias’ position from the clubhouse means removing his place from the roster, and that is our current situation.”
He added, “As I mentioned when this incident first became known, there is not much I can say about it at this time. However, this is an unfortunate and very sad incident.”
This is not the first time Urias has been arrested on suspicion of violence. In May 2019, he was arrested by the police for using physical violence during an argument with a woman in the parking lot of a shopping mall.
Urias, who is from Mexico and was once called the Dodgers’ best pitching prospect, pitched in 158 games over eight seasons in the big leagues, posting a record of 60 wins, 25 losses, and an ERA of 3.11. In the 2021 season, he won the overall major league title with 20 wins (3 losses), and in 2022, he ranked first in the National League’s ERA (2.16).
This year, before his arrest, he had pitched 117⅓ innings in 21 games, recording 11 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 4.60. However, due to this violent incident, it seems impossible for him to pitch for the remainder of the season and he is expected to be disadvantaged in his free agent contract.