Julio Urías Reinstated


Lefty pitcher Julio Urias returned to the Dodgers‘ active roster on Tuesday afternoon, eight days after he was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery at a Los Angeles shopping center.

To make room for Urias, the team optioned outfielder Kyle Garlick back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Numerous reports are stating that while MLB investigators were unable to obtain a video of the incident from mall security, the investigation is ongoing. According to the same reports, prosecutors have yet to file charges against Urías, and the Los Angeles Police Department still has not released an incident report.

Rumors over the weekend suggested that those who saw the video believed that the incident was not as severe as initially perceived. However, there is not any reason to believe such speculation, as the video evidence is still being kept under tight wraps.

It is still unknown whether or not MLB will impose any kind of punishment.

Theoretically, the league could have pursued a seven-day extension of administrative leave for Urias, but Urias and his union reps would not have consented to the move, allowing him to return back to the Los Angeles roster anyway.

The 22-year-old Urias has appeared in nine games—four of which were starts—so far this season. He is 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA (10 ER/28.1 IP) with 32 strikeouts. He recorded his first career save on May 6 against the Braves and is 2-for-2 in save chances. In his four-year MLB career, he is a combined 7-6 with a 3.60 ERA (53 ER/132.2 IP) in 35 appearances. 24 of which were starts.

Garlick, 27, made his major league debut on Sunday with a fly out to left field. The former 28th round selection of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Cal Poly Pomona had his contract purchased for the first time in his career last Friday. In five minor league seasons, he is a combined .283 (431-for-1525) with 78 homers and 244 RBI across five different levels.

(Juan Dorado furnished some information provided in this report)


9 thoughts on “Julio Urías Reinstated

  1. I’m sure the dodgers aren’t happy that this pile of crap dropped on their doorstep. Are they going to act like nothing happened, and let him play, or send him to OKC to avoid the distraction? I feel sorry for AF there is no right answer, he’s up against individual rights versus the reputation of a legendary franchise.

  2. It’s hard to believe we have the record we have with so many position players having bad to below average seasons!

  3. Kike is sucking big time again. 122 average over the last couple of weeks and a ton of K’s. Taylor slumping again too. Alexander is almost automatic to give up a run or some hits. Send him down…Been under the weather, but feeling a little better now.

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