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L.A. city attorney defers prosecution of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias throws to a New York Mets batter during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias throws to a New York Mets batter during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles city prosecutors have decided to defer prosecution of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias for a May 13 domestic violence arrest.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office says Urias will instead be summoned to a hearing and told no action will be taken as long as he doesn’t commit acts of violence against anyone for a year.

The Los Angeles Times reports city prosecutors also said Monday that Urias must successfully complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program.

The prosecutor’s office says it’s deferring prosecution because the alleged victim had no physical injury and never indicated to police or witnesses that she believed she was a victim, and because Urias has no prior record of criminal conduct.

Major League Baseball placed Urias on administrative leave for a week after the incident and said its own investigation is continuing.

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