Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, 28, has been a hot topic on social media lately. People in the U.S., Japan, and even Mexico were excited, and some media outlets even reported it. However, it turned out to be untrue. The source of the fake news was South Korea.
On March 29 (KST), a mention appeared on X (Twitter). It said that the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, where Lee Dae-ho played, and left-handed starter Yurias were making progress in negotiations. Yurias is currently a free agent, but is facing an ongoing judicial proceeding in Los Angeles for domestic violence. The explanation was that major league teams were reluctant to make a move for fear of public backlash.
The post quickly went viral and garnered attention. Several LA-based Spanish-language media outlets in particular picked up the story and expressed interest. 바카라사이트 This is an area with a large population of immigrants from Urias’ native Mexico and Dodger fans.
However, it was soon confirmed that this was not the case.
“At this point, Urias is not negotiating with any MLB team or any other country. They are waiting for the legal situation to be resolved,” the publication reported. “A Japanese YouTuber specializing in baseball said the source of the news was a well-known troll (in the community), and the user who posted it has since apologized,” the outlet reported.
Another user, also known to be a fan of Japan’s Junichi Dragons, wrote on his X: “It was reported by a journalist with 17,000 followers and covered as big news by a YouTube channel with over 70,000 subscribers, and it seems that the source was the Korean in question. We apologize.
Among the posts by User X, whom they identified as a South Korean, were unverified stories such as “Chiba Lotte agreed to a one-year, 500 million yen contract with Trevor Bauer” and “Junichi Dragons reportedly offered Ryu Hyun-jin 300 million yen for one year.
Urias was arrested last September on suspicion of domestic assault.
“Investigative records show that he allegedly pushed his wife into a fence at a soccer field and pulled her by the hair and shoulders,” the LA Times reported.
In response, the MLB office placed him on administrative leave, and his team, the Dodgers, suspended him. At the same time, all on-field facilities, merchandise, etc. related to the lockers in the clubhouse were removed – an immediate and strong response.
After a three-month investigation, the LAPD referred the case for felony domestic violence charges, but the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office returned the case, stating that “the extent of the victim’s injuries and the defendant’s criminal history did not warrant such charges. The L.A. City Attorney’s Office is now considering whether to file a simple domestic battery charge.
But regardless of the judicial ruling, the general consensus is that the MLB office is preparing for heavy discipline. He already received a 20-game suspension for a similar incident in 2019, making him an unprecedented repeat offender. 토토사이트 순위 The Athletic went so far as to predict that he would “miss the entire 2024 season.
Under an agreement with the players’ union
MLB’s commissioner can punish players for three crimes – domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse – through his own investigation, rather than through a court of law. However, according to the procedure, Yurias is still waiting for the judicial process to be completed.
Meanwhile, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) is a land of opportunity for players who have had problems in the major leagues. Trevor Bauer, who was accused of sexual assault, played for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, and Roberto Osuna, who had a history of domestic violence, signed a four-year, ¥4 billion deal with SoftBank. For this reason, it’s not unreasonable to expect Urias to head to Japan in the future.