Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Roster Moves, Maeda, Urias
If the team was a mountain covered in snow and each roster move was a layer of frost added to a giant snowball rolling down the mountain’s front, the first move, the start of the massive ball, would be Julio Urias.
Urias was placed on the restricted list Tuesday morning after he was arrested and posted bond late Monday night.
The arrest was made on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery committed in the parking lot of the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Witnesses told police that a man had shoved a woman causing her to fall to the ground and that man was later revealed to be the Dodgers’ left-hander.
It was later determined the Urias had no intention to injure but the results and findings aren’t necessarily the focus right now. There was a roster move. That’s the focus.
Urias was placed on the restricted list for an investigation and JT Chargois was added to the major league roster for the second time in 2019.
Chargois did not pitch in his stint in LA and as of Thursday night, Chargois and catcher Rocky Gale were optioned back to Triple-A. Only Caleb Ferguson was activated and the Dodgers were left with a roster spot open.
On Friday morning, the team placed Kenta Maeda on the 10-day IL and recalled infielder Matt Beaty who will make his second appearance in the majors this year.
Along with Beaty, the Dodgers filled the final open roster spot with outfielder Kyle Garlick. Garlick is set to make his major league debut and you can read more about him right here.
The Dodgers have yet to make any comment or decision about Urias and, for the time being, he is still missing from the 25-man roster.