Former Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías charged with 5 misdemeanors from September arrest

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office charged former Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías with five misdemeanors stemming from a September arrest, a spokesperson for the office confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday.

Urías faces one count of spousal battery, two counts of domestic battery involving a dating relationship, one count of false imprisonment and one count of assault for an alleged altercation that took place outside of a soccer game at BMO Stadium. His arraignment is scheduled for May 2. TMZ first reported the charges against Urías.

Urías was arrested on Sept. 3 on suspicion of felony domestic violence, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office declined to file felony charges in January, referring the case to the city attorney’s office for misdemeanor filing considerations.

Urías was “engaged in an argument whereby the Defendant pushed the Victim against a fence and pulled her by the hair or shoulders,” according to the county’s report. However, the county deemed that “neither the Victim’s injuries nor the Defendant’s criminal history justify a felony filing.”

Major League Baseball placed the left-hander, who recorded the final out to snap the Dodgers’ 32-year title drought in 2020, on paid administrative leave on Sept. 6. He did not throw another pitch for Los Angeles, and remains a free agent as the league continues its investigation. That process is expected to accelerate once the legal portion is complete.

The league and players’ union’s joint domestic violence policy stipulates the league can still punish a player even without criminal charges. Urías served a 20-game suspension in 2019 after he was arrested and not charged on misdemeanor suspicion of domestic violence for an alleged incident at the Beverly Center. That policy was put into place in 2015, and no player has ever been suspended twice.

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