The latest TMZ report says the evidence for a case against Julio Urias is ‘weak.’
— “We’re told the video of the incident does show Urias making physical contact with the woman during the March 13 altercation in the Beverly Center parking lot — but as one source puts it, “It doesn’t appear there’s criminal intent to injure her.”
One source says it appears Urias used his hands in an attempt to stop her from leaving the area during a heated argument.
In other words, it seems as though he was trying to restrain her, not strike her … though the woman DID go to the ground at some point during the argument.
We’re not trying to minimize the seriousness of the situation — but rather, this is what we’re being told by people who are involved in the case.
We’re told both parties have been very cooperative with investigators and are telling consistent stories about what happened” —
Julio Urias was arrested on Monday night on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, TMZ Sports reported.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ left-hander was taken in after an incident on Monday night at the Beverly Center where a witness called police claiming Urias shoved a woman to the ground in the middle of an argument.
The TMZ report says that the woman denied anything physical happened but that the witnesses and video evidence said otherwise. Urias spent the night behind bars and was released on $20,000 bail on Tuesday morning.
According to MLB’s domestic violence policy, the league can place Urias on administrative leave for up to seven days for an investigation. There are no minimum or maximum penalties if he is punished.
UPDATE: The team has issued a statement via TMZ Sports.
“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.”
MLB has placed Urias on 7-day administrative leave, per the LA Times. The leave can be extended if the investigation continues past that amount of time.