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Julio Urías placed on administrative leave

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Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías has been placed on administrative leave while Major League Baseball investigates Monday night’s incident during which the 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.

This is standard procedure and doesn’t represent anything noteworthy about this specific situation. Once MLB concludes its investigation of Urías, the league can issue a formal punishment as it did last October when Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was suspended 40 games, retroactive to the date Russell’s administrative leave began.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.