Dodgers SP Julio Urias Accepts 20-Game Suspension for Domestic Violence Violation

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Casey Sadler against the Miami Marlins

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Casey Sadler against the Miami Marlins

Major League Baseball gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining to serve without pay.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias accepted a 20-game suspension for his domestic violence arrest in May, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Saturday. Urias will not appeal the decision and will be eligible for postseason play.

The domestic battery incident in question occurred on May 13, when Urias allegedly shoved a woman to the ground in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping center.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office announced in early June that no charges would be filed. The city prosecutor said the incident was not worthy of prosecution because it did not result in injury, the alleged victim never claimed to be a victim and that Urias had no criminal record.

Urias, in a statement issued through the MLBPA on Saturday, said he's been "fully cooperating" with law enforcement officials and the Major League Baseball since May and that he accepts "full responsibility for what I believe was my inappropriate conduct during the incident". I have taken proactive steps to help me grow as a person on and off the field, and in my relationships, including attending counseling sessions.

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Urias can return to the majors on September 2 and is eligible for the postseason. It is important to me to not create uncertainty for my teammates as we approach the playoffs.

The Dodgers also issued a statement on the suspension.

Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after a solo homerun from Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to take a 3-2 lead, during the 11th inning at Dodger Stadium on August 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

The Dodgers said in a statement that they support MLB's decision while also being encouraged that Urias took responsibility for his actions.

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