Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Major League Baseball following his arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery.
Urias was taken into custody Monday night in the parking lot of a shopping mall, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. No details were released.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before L.A.’s game against the Padres that the team will let the process run its course and that the Dodgers hope to know more information in the coming days. “Obviously, it’s not ideal in any sense of the word. It doesn’t behoove me to make any further comments until I know more,” Roberts said.
Urias pitched three innings of relief for his second career save Friday night in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory over Washington. He is 2-2 this season with two saves and a 3.18 ERA.
Urias began the season in the starting rotation but moved to the bullpen once Clayton Kershaw came off the injured list.
Briefly: The Orioles and Yankees were rained out for the second straight day in the Bronx. The teams already were set for a single-admission doubleheader starting at 3:05 p.m. EDT Wednesday, created by Monday night’s rainout. Tuesday’s postponement will be made up as the first game of a day-night, separate-admission twinbill Aug. 12. … Former A’s infielder Jed Lowrie’s debut for the Mets is being delayed because he strained his hamstring while in the minors to work his way back from an injured left knee. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Tuesday night’s game at Washington that Lowrie will head back to Florida and be reassessed in a couple of weeks. … Seattle starter Felix Hernandez is expected to miss four to six weeks after being diagnosed with a lat strain in his right side.
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