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Dodgers Clear Out Pitcher Julio Urías' Locker After Arrest on Felony Domestic Violence Charges

General manager Dave Roberts called the situation "sad on every level" while speaking with reporters on Monday

<p>Michael Reaves/Getty</p> Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be "moving on" from pitcher Julio Urías after he was arrested on charges of felony domestic violence on Sept. 3.

While speaking to reporters on Monday, general manager Dave Roberts was asked about the decision to empty Urías' locker in the team's clubhouse. According to Dodger Blue, the team gave the cubby to second baseman Kolten Wong.

"I think that was an organizational thing," Roberts told the media, per Dodger Blue. "I actually just found out about it five minutes ago. So, I didn’t know."

Roberts said he has not spoken to Urías since the arrest and called the situation "sad on every level."

When asked by a reporter if the decision likely means the team will "move on" from Urías, Roberts said, "I think so. I think that's kind of where we're at right now."

<p>Ezra Shaw/Getty</p> Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers winds up for a pitch

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Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers winds up for a pitch

The general manager continued, "There's really not much for me to comment on," adding, "Just like I said on the first day, it's just a very unfortunate, sad situation."

Additionally, Dodger Blue's Matthew Moreno shared that murals of the pitcher around the stadium have been covered up since his arrest.

"Dodger Stadium murals on the loge level that featured Julio Urías are no longer visible, with one already painted over completely," Moreno wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

"His MLB Gold jersey (and all others) on the club level was taken down, and so was a painting in the Gold Glove Bar."

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Urías was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m. on Sept. 3 near BMO Stadium, where he had attended Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami-Los Angeles FC game, a representative with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE.

Urías posted $50,000 bond and was released before 5 a.m., per USA Today. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 27, the newspaper reports.

Following the news of Urías' arrest, the Dodgers shared a statement confirming he would not travel with the team for their games in Miami and Washington, D.C.

“We are aware of an incident involving Julio Urías,” the team said in a statement. “While we attempt to learn all the facts, he will not be traveling with the team. The organization has no further comment at this time.”

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In 2019, Urías was arrested while at the Beverly Center shopping mall on the suspicion of domestic violence. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time that witnesses told police Urías had shoved a woman, causing her to fall down.

Prosecutors later declined to take action in connection with the charges on the condition that he would not be arrested again for violent criminal behavior within the year, per the newspaper.

However, the MLB handed Urías a 20-game suspension at the time, citing the league's policy against domestic violence.

Urías is currently under contract for one season with the Dodgers, having signed a $14.25 million deal earlier this year.

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