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Dodgers Disappointed and Shocked by Julio Urias' Latest Incident

Dodgers shocked and disappointed after pitcher Julio Urias' arrest for domestic violence; he will likely be placed on administrative leave.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were taken aback and deeply disappointed upon learning about the arrest of pitcher Julio Urias for felony domestic violence. As a result, Urias did not join the team on their trip to Miami. It is expected that Urias will be placed on administrative leave while Major League Baseball (MLB) investigates the incident. The incident occurred after Urias and some of his teammates attended a soccer game in Los Angeles.

Administrative leave requires approval from the players' union, and Urias will continue to receive his salary during this time. The length of administrative leave is typically one week but can be extended, as was the case during the investigation into former Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed shock at the situation and called it an unfortunate circumstance for everyone involved.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spoke with Urias to inform him that he would not be traveling with the team. Friedman declined to provide further details about their conversation. He described the development as extremely disappointing and stated that the focus now is on resolving the situation while also planning for the team's upcoming games.

Both Friedman and Roberts refrained from commenting on the likelihood of Urias returning to pitch for the Dodgers. However, given his court date and the potential disciplinary action from MLB for violating the domestic abuse policy twice, it seems unlikely that Urias will pitch for the team again. This leaves the Dodgers with a depleted starting staff as they approach the postseason.

Friedman acknowledged that there are still many unknowns and uncertainties surrounding the situation. However, he expressed confidence in the team's pitching staff, noting the talent available in Triple-A, the injured list, and the active roster. He believes that the team will have a strong pitching staff in October, even if they are unsure of the exact roster composition at this time.

Urias was originally scheduled to start on Thursday, but the team does not have a replacement starter yet. If Urias is placed on administrative leave, the Dodgers can replace him on the roster without being limited by the usual 10-day recall rule. One option could be Ryan Pepiot, who pitched well in his recent outing but was sent back to the minors. Roberts assured that the team has viable options and experienced players to fill the rotation if necessary.

Meanwhile, pitcher Walker Buehler made his first start on a minor-league injury rehabilitation assignment and is expected to make another start on Friday. His recovery plan will not be affected by Urias' situation. Third baseman Max Muncy is dealing with a left shoulder injury but hopes to return to the lineup soon. Outfielder J.D. Martinez has started his rehab assignment and is expected to rejoin the team during their series in Washington.

In Wednesday's game, the Dodgers will face the Miami Marlins, with Lance Lynn starting for the Dodgers and the Marlins yet to announce their starting pitcher. The game will be broadcasted on SportsNet LA and can be heard on 570 AM radio.

Overall, the Dodgers organization is grappling with the shocking news of Urias' arrest and the potential consequences it may have on the team. They are focused on resolving the situation and preparing for the upcoming games, while also acknowledging the uncertainties and challenges they face.

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