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Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, placed on administrative leave by MLB

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic battery, authorities said.

The 22-year-old phenom was taken into custody after an alleged incident in the parking structure at the upscale Beverly Center shopping mall, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Investigators said the matter stemmed from a dispute involving Urias and a woman. The nature of their relationship was not disclosed.

The pro pitcher spent the night in jail and was then released on $20,000 bail, according to online records.

The Dodgers released the following statement:

“We learned about the alleged incident this morning and are in the process of gathering information. As a result, we have no comment at this time regarding the incident. However, every allegation of domestic violence must be taken seriously and addressed promptly, and we will cooperate fully with the authorities and Major League Baseball to ensure that that happens in this case.”

Major League Baseball placed Urias on administrative leave, ESPN reported.

MLB said it was conducting an investigation into the matter and is “in the process of gathering facts” while Urias is on administrative leave, which can be extended multiple times past the seven-day limit.

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