Just as he was beginning to find his footing on the mound, Dodgers youngster Julio Urias has made exactly the wrong type of headline.
Per TMZ Sports, the 22-year-old left-hander was arrested on domestic violence charges on Monday night after an incident at the Beverly Center, a deluxe local shopping mall.
Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urias Arrested for Domestic Violence https://t.co/VIKKq3Y7Ru— TMZ (@TMZ) May 14, 2019
TMZ reported that a witness called the cops claiming that Urias was in a heated argument with a female companion and proceeded to shove her to the ground.
Cops eventually spoke to the woman, whose name has not yet been disclosed, and she denied that any physical altercation took place, insisting that the scenario was nothing more than an animated verbal argument.
Sources close to TMZ, however, reportedly revealed that fellow shoppers were convinced that they witnessed the 22-year-old pitcher push the woman. Additionally, there is an alleged video that appeared to validate the witnesses' narrative.
Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urias Arrested for Domestic Violence https://t.co/j8VHC1TZev— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 14, 2019
Urias was booked for misdemeanor domestic battery, spent the night behind bars and on Tuesday morning, was released on $20,000 bail.
This is likely not the last that we will hear from this case, but it remains to be seen if the woman is willing to press charges given her reluctance to admit to Urias' violence.
Stay tuned to find out if Major League Baseball will impose a suspension stemming from the incident.