LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was arrested near the BMO Stadium, where Lionel Messi played a Major League Soccer match in front of numerous celebrities.
Exposition Park public security said officers arrested Urías at around 11 p.m. Sunday in the park, where the stadium is located. The department would not immediately disclose the charges on which Urías was arrested, but said it would release more details on Monday.
Urías posted $50,000 bail and was released shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department booking records.
He is due to appear in court on September 27.
The 27-year-old Mexican-born pitcher was arrested in May 2019 for domestic injuries. Urías was suspended by Major League Baseball for 20 games, but was not prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Attorney on the condition that he complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program.
The Dodgers traveled to Miami on Monday, where they began a six-game road trip against the Marlins on Tuesday. Urías would make his next start in the series finale on Thursday.
“We are aware of an incident involving Julio Urías. While we are trying to get all the facts, he will not be traveling with the team,” the team said in a statement, while declining further comment.
Urías is 11-8 with a 4.60 ERA this season. He’s pitching a one-year, $14.25 million contract in his final season of salary arbitration. He helped the Dodgers win the World Series during the 2020 season delayed by the pandemic.
The southpaw had his best season in 2021 when he led the National League with a 20-3 record.