Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Pitcher Julio Urias Allegedly Committed Domestic Violence At Lionel Messi Game

Julio Urías

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías came into the 2023 season with a lot at stake as free agency loomed. But, a poor season and an arrest for domestic violence Sunday have all-but ruined his career.

News of the arrest for felony domestic violence broke early afternoon on the east coast.

The Dodgers released a statement of their own.

It’s the second domestic violence arrest for Julio Urías, as he was booked on charges back in May 2019, undergoing a diversion program that kept the most severe penalties off the table.

But, that does not seem likely this time, as it’s been booked as a felony.

The arrest occurred near BMO Stadium, home of MLS Club Los Angeles FC. The club hosted Lionel Messi and Inter Miami last night in a highly-anticipated match. And, Julio Urías was one of the celebrities announced at the game.

The LA Times is reporting the incident took place actually at the game.

Julio Urías was at one point the best pitching prospect in baseball, and had finished in the top seven in the Cy Young voting the past two seasons. He was set up to command significant money in free agency, as all-star lefty starters don’t often hit the open market at 27 years old. But, he’s pitched to a 4.6 ERA and 94 ERA+ this year, which had already dampened the market prior to this arrest.