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Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

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Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reportedly arrested on suspicion of domestic battery stemming from an incident on Monday night.

According to the report, Urías was arrested at the the Beverly Center mall an upscale shopping area near Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Witnesses claimed Urías was in the parking lot arguing with a woman and shoved her to the ground. Both Urías and the woman claimed there was no physical altercation but witnesses, according to TMZ, were “adamant” that Urías shoved the woman and it is alleged that there is video which backs up the witness accounts.

Urías was arrested and booked for suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. He spent last night in jail and was released this morning after posting $20,000 bail.

I presume we will get a statement from the Dodgers and/or Urías later this morning.

UPDATE: The Dodgers say they are “gathering information” about the arrest of Urías. The team says it learned of the incident just this morning, that all allegations of domestic violence must be taken seriously and addressed promptly. They go on to say that they will cooperate fully with authorities and Major League Baseball.

Red Sox place Chris Sale on 10-day injured list

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.

Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.