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Dodgers: Julio Urías Suspended, Casey Sadler Recalled

Dodgers 23-year-old left-hander Julio Urías has been suspended 20 games by Major League Baseball for a previous domestic violence suspension that occurred earlier this season.

Roster Move

In response, the Dodgers have recalled right-handed reliever Casey Sadler from Triple-A Oklahoma City to potentially start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.

Urías will not appeal the suspension, as noted by Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group.

Urías was already placed on administrative leave earlier this season for five games, which do count toward the 20. For the rest of the season, Urías will miss 15 games.


While this is not the worst-case scenario for Urías from a baseball standpoint, this is a not a good outcome for any party involved. In comparison to other suspensions related to domestic violence incidents, this suspension is not a hefty one, but it does somewhat put the hammer down. Cubs’ shortstop Addison Russell was suspended 40 games and Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman was suspended 30 games.

Team Statement

The Dodgers released a statement record Julio Urías and it reads:

“While we are disappointed in what occurred and support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office, we are also encouraged that Julio has taken responsibility for his actions and believe he will take the necessary steps to learn from this incident.”

Urías holds a 2.53 ERA on the season, striking out 67 batters across 67 2/3 innings. He figures to be back at the beginning of September for roster expansion.

Sadler Returns

Casey Sadler returns after a short stint with Triple-A. The right-hander has appeared in 9 games for Los Angeles since coming from Tampa Bay via trade on July 3. He’s allowed one earned run over 12.1 innings for a 0.73 ERA with 8 strikeouts. In 18 MLB games overall this season, his ERA sits at 1.42 in 31.2 innings of work.

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  1. This is a crap decision! No charges were filed, the woman said she fell and in this age where everything is videoed, and leaked to media, no video ever surfaced. Urias apologized, took some classes and everyone had forgotten about the whole thing. Plus a 20 game suspension for a pitcher is just s slap on the wrist but now his career will be tainted with this nothingness.

    At least this will limit his innings.

  2. And remember, we really don’t know what happened. Were they drunk and arguing? Did he shove her and she fell? Did he smack her? I dismiss what she said because she could have reasons to change her story. The fact that no charges were filed means something although without her as a witness the case falls apart. MLB of course felt they had to do something and even an argument were they both pushed each other and she fell warrants a consequence.

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