4 Former Dodgers Still Unemployed Heading Into Opening Day

With Opening Day on the horizon, multiple former Dodgers remain without a new team.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be one of the best teams in baseball this season after making blockbuster two free-agent signings for Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. 

The Dodgers also added more firepower to their starting rotation, acquiring Tyler Glasnow from the Tampa Bay Rays in the offseason. 

When you combine Los Angeles’ star-studded lineup, which features Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, and Mookie Betts, with their exciting starting rotation, it’s no surprise why many pick them to win the National League pennant this season.

However, there are several former Dodgers, who are looking for a new team with Opening Day quickly approaching.

1. Julio Urias

The Dodgers didn’t re-sign the 27-year-old starting pitcher, who was placed on administrative leave indefinitely by Major League Baseball last September after being arrested on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, according to the Associated Press.

Urias struggled noticeably last season with the Dodgers (11-8, 4.60) after having back-to-back seasons with sub-3.00 ERAs and compiling 37 wins. The left-handed pitcher hasn’t received any interest in free agency as he still works through the legal situation from last season.

The last thing we heard about Urias is that he wouldn’t face any felony charges in Los Angeles County stemming from his arrest in September, per ESPN’s Aiden Gonzalez. However, the case was moved to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to be considered for misdemeanor charges.

With Urias still involved in a serious off-the-field situation, it might be a while before we see him back on the mound in the majors.