The belongings of Julio Urías had been removed with his locker completely scrubbed from the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse.
It appears the club is ready to move on from Urías.
On Monday, members of the media in LA asked manager Dave Roberts whose decision it was to remove the locker.
“I think that was an organizational thing,” Roberts told reporters, including Dodger Blue. “I just actually found out about it five minutes ago.”
The locker removal comes after the starting pitcher was placed on administrative leave days after an incident that occurred on Sept.3 where he was arrested for felony domestic violence. Urías hasn’t been with the team since.
“It’s sad,” Roberts added. “It’s sad on every level, so I just learned about this.”
Roberts also said he hadn’t spoken to Urías, but did say he thinks this means the team is ready to move on from him and the situation.
“I think that’s kind of where we’re at right now,” Roberts said. “There’s really not much for me to comment on the fact that just like I said on the first day, it’s a very, very unfortunate sad situation.”
Major League Baseball sent out a statement following the decision:
“Per an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, Julio Urías has been placed on Administrative Leave until further notice as MLB continues its ongoing investigation. The administrative leave, which is effective immediately, is not disciplinary under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. We will refrain from further comment until the appropriate time.”
The specifics of the arrest haven’t been made public yet, however, this was not his first offense.
Urías was arrested in May 2019 after witnesses say they saw him push a woman on the ground. He wasn’t charged, but did have to undergo a year-long domestic violence counseling program. MLB suspended him for 20 games.
The locker has been replaced by infielder Kolten Wong and the team also replaced some murals that previously possessed Urías. The Dodgers also canceled an upcoming Julio Urías bobblehead night.