Assault and kidnapping | Five counts against former Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias

(Los Angeles) Former Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was indicted on five counts Tuesday in connection with his arrest in September in Los Angeles.

Urias, 27, faces four counts of assault and another of false imprisonment, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. The arraignment is scheduled for May 2.

According to prosecutor’s office documents, Urias was arguing with his wife when he “pushed her against a fence and pulled her by the hair or shoulders.”

Major League Baseball placed Urias on administrative leave for an indefinite period after his arrest near BMO Stadium on September 3 on suspicion of domestic violence.

The Mexican was arrested for the first time in May 2019 due to domestic violence. He was suspended for 20 games by Major League Baseball, but was not formally charged by Los Angeles prosecutors, on the condition that he complete a 52-week domestic violence prevention program.

Urias became a free agent after the World Series. He spent eight seasons with the Dodgers. The left-hander had his best season in 2021, leading the National League with a 20-3 record.

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