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Dodgers’ Urias reinstated; investigation continues

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías has been reinstated from administrative leave following a domestic violence arrest, the team announced Tuesday.

His reinstatement comes after Major League Baseball did not obtain a security video that allegedly showed the incident, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.

Urías, 22, was arrested May 13 after an alleged altercation with a woman in a parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall.

MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to place Urías on paid administrative leave pending the league’s review of the video, sources said. Mall officials in possession of the video declined to give it to MLB, and while the league could have pursued a seven-day extension of administrative leave, the union and Urías would not have consented and could have filed a grievance, per the jointly negotiated domestic violence policy.

The league’s investigation into Urías remains open, according to sources. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against Urías, and the Los Angeles Police Department still has not released an incident report.

The severity of any potential punishment will depend upon the level of evidence MLB gathers in its investigation. Suspensions under the domestic violence policy have ranged from 15 to 100 games. Two investigations, into Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, did not lead to discipline.

The Dodgers, who declined comment through a spokesman, are required to abide by the jointly negotiated rules and cannot levy discipline on Urías or keep him from returning to their roster. Los Angeles in 2015 ended its pursuit of closer Aroldis Chapman after a report of a domestic issue that led to a 30-game suspension

Urías, a left-hander who debuted with the Dodgers at 19 years old, has started four games this season, pitched in relief in five and posted a 3.02 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 28⅓ innings.

To make room on the roster, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Kyle Garlick to Triple-A.

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Angels expect Upton to make ’19 debut Monday

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The Los Angeles Angels expect to activate Justin Upton on Monday to make his season debut, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Sunday.

The Angels will play in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Upton, who hit 30 home runs for the Angels last season, was placed on the injured list before the season because of turf toe in his left foot.

The 31-year-old outfielder has hit .333 with two homers and six RBIs in six games in a rehabilitation assignment.

“It’ll be good to have him back,” Ausmus said Sunday before the visiting Angels’ 6-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Obviously, he’s been an offensive performer for a long time. It’s a big bat to add to our lineup.”

The four-time All-Star is a career .268 hitter with 286 home runs and 897 RBIs in 12 major league seasons.

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Senzel not in Reds’ lineup after foul ball to eye

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Cincinnati Reds rookie Nick Senzel isn’t in his team’s lineup Sunday against the Texas Rangers after he fouled a pitch off his left eye on Saturday night.

Senzel came out of the game against the Rangers on Saturday night and got stitches, manager David Bell said after the Reds’ 4-3 loss.

The outfielder fouled a pitch from Mike Minor into the dirt, the ball deflecting off his foot and hitting the bill of his helmet and his eye. A trainer applied a towel and helped him off the field.

The ball hit Senzel above the eye, Bell said.

“He’s fine. He had a few stitches. His eye is fine. … Nothing serious, fortunately he closed his eye in time,” Bell told reporters.

Jesse Winker is playing center field in Senzel’s place on Sunday and leading off.

Senzel was the second overall pick in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft out of Tennessee, getting a $6.2 million bonus. Bouts of vertigo and a broken right index finger slowed has ascent. He sprained his right ankle during spring training and made his debut on May 3.

Senzel hit three homers in his first four games, a franchise record. He is currently hitting .266 with six home runs and 16 RBIs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Syndergaard on injured list; Cano activated

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The New York Mets have placed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.

The Mets announced the roster move Sunday, one day after Syndergaard suffered the injury during his start against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Syndergaard was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday morning. The Mets have not disclosed a timeline for how long the hard-throwing right-hander will be sidelined.

New York activated second baseman Robinson Cano from the 10-day IL in a corresponding roster move. Cano, who has been plagued by a left quadriceps injury for the past month, will bat fifth in the Mets’ lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Syndergaard is 5-4 with a 4.55 ERA this season.

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