Dodgers pitcher arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

Domestic battery arrest of Dodgers' Julio Urias could trigger suspension

Domestic battery arrest of Dodgers' Julio Urias could trigger suspension

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was busted Monday night on a domestic violence charge, according to multiple reports.

According to TMZ, police were called to the upscale Beverly Center shopping area in Los Angeles after witnesses say they saw Urias arguing with a woman in the parking lot before shoving her to the ground. No details were released.

"Every allegation of domestic violence must be taken seriously and addressed promptly, " the team said.

Major League Baseball has had some serious problems with domestic abuse in the past, and it should never be taken lightly.

"We are aware of the incident and are in the process of gathering the facts".

Players cited previously under the policy include Jose Reyes, Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig, Hector Olivera, Jeurys Familia, Steven Wright, Miguel Sano and Addison Russell.

The Dodgers are scheduled to play a home game with the San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m.

There also was no immediate response early Tuesday to an email sent to Urias' agent, Scott Boras.

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona.

Urias was moved out of the starting rotation and into the bullpen in mid-April and registered his second save in five days on Friday. The lefthander is 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA on the season. He missed most of previous year after undergoing left shoulder surgery in June 2017.