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.