Baseball Star Julio Urias Brother, Meet Parents Juana Isabell and Carlos Urias

Julio Urias Is A Professional Baseball Player From Mexico Who Competes In MLB For Los Angeles Dodgers ( Source : Instagram )

Julio Urias is a professional baseball player from Mexico whose brother is Carlos Alberto Urías Acosta, a player himself.

His parents have supported Julio since childhood to follow his passion for the game and establish his career in baseball. Several years later, all of their efforts have paid off as their son is one of the biggest names in MLB and undoubtedly an essential player for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Despite having an abnormal left eye, he has got magical left-hand swing which makes him one hell of a pitcher in MLB. He plays the role of the most adored Mexican Dodger in Los Angeles and is the ace on a club with the best record in the majors and a World Series.

Julio Urias's Quick Facts

ProfessionBaseball Player
Current TeamLos Angeles Dodgers
DOBAugust 12, 1996 (age 26)
BirthplaceCuliacán, Sinaloa, México
NationalityMexican
ParentsCarlos Urias & Juana Isabell Urias
SiblingsCarlos Alberto Urías Acosta & Alexia Guadalupe Urías Acosta
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendDaisy Perez

Meet Julio Urias' Parents, Juana Isabell And Carlos Urias

Julio Urias is the eldest child of parents Carlos and Juana Urias. Both his mom and dad are supportive of his career.

Julio was loved more by his parents as he was the one with a visual disability, and they were worried about whether he could sustain his life in the future or not. Now, as many years have passed, he is the most successful one in the family despite being a disabled child in the family.

Julio had a tough childhood. His family loved him, but he was troubled a lot by his medical condition. He had a faulty left eye by birth which had to be continuously treated for several years. When Carlos and Juana discovered their firstborn had an eye condition, they didn't know how to face it. They weren't rich enough to treat the problem immediately, and doctors also did not discover the reason for such a strange medical condition.

Julio Urias' Grandfather, Julian, And Father, Carlos, Enjoying The Game Of Los Angeles Dodgers At Their Home In Mexico
Julio Urias' Grandfather, Julian, And Father, Carlos, Enjoying The Game Of Los Angeles Dodgers At Their Home In Mexico ( Source : latimes )

Later, Julio's tumor was identified when he was four years old. Although tests revealed it to be benign, physicians warned the family that the tumor would rapidly develop throughout Julio's adolescent years and that removing it would put Julio's eye at risk.

When the eye was contracting, Julio and his father would travel 12 hours by bus to Guadalajara for surgery. After surgery, the doctors restrained his hands to prevent him from removing the patch or the IV in his arm. He was given medication to slow the growth of the tumor. By the time Julio was ten, according to Carlos, he had undergone ten operations.

Is Julio Urias married?

Julio is yet to get married, but he has been dating his girlfriend Daisy Perez for a long time.

They came forward as a couple last year when the Dodgers' star posted a picture of them together on the occasion of the new year. She hasn't been spotted in public yet, and it seems like she hates public attention, so she has made her Instagram profile private.

However, there haven't been any updates regarding their relationship as the couple hasn't posted any pictures of them together since January last year. Either they want to stay away from the public attention, or they could have drifted away from each other following some difficulties in their relationship. Nevertheless, this is unlikely to happen as they would address the situation in case of any alteration in their relationship happened.

Julio Urias Is In A Relationship With His Girlfriend Daisy Perez
Julio Urias Is In A Relationship With His Girlfriend Daisy Perez ( Source : instagram )

There isn't any information about Daisy on the internet as she has kept herself isolated from the internet. She has had a smooth and healthy relationship with her boyfriend, unaffected to this date. However, Urias faced serious consequences a couple of years ago while being accused of domestic violence.

He was detained in May 2019 for domestic violence, whose victims haven't been identified by the media till now. The LA city attorney agreed to delay prosecution in exchange for Uras attending a hearing, abstaining from aggression toward others, and completing a 52-week in-person domestic violence therapy program.

Julio Urias' Life Before MLB Fame

Urias faced lots of difficulties as a child. He was mocked by his other kids in his school, which shattered his confidence to withstand in society. Children joked that he must have been beaten because the surgeries would leave him with a 'black eye.' He was referred to as tuerto and bizco, or one and cross-eyed. They gave him the moniker 'four eyes' when he wore glasses.

When others made jokes, his parents begged him not to respond, fearing that a punch could damage an eye. They persuaded him to wear a patch over his right eye from Monday through Friday for a month for a few years at the doctor's advice to ensure he kept his left eye open.

Julio Urias Played With The Mexico National Youth Team In His Early Teens
Julio Urias Played With The Mexico National Youth Team In His Early Teens ( Source : milenio )

He objected and pledged not to close his impaired eye. He knew he needed both eyes to see to play. His parents encouraged him to put up with the taunts and wear the patch by using it as motivation. He was good at baseball and wanted to learn more about it. No one first took him seriously, but his grandpa saw his talent when practicing in the house's front yard.

After that, an athlete's most beautiful success story began. He continuously practiced and took part in the local tournaments as well. In his early days, he participated in national youth team play for Mexico. Finally, at 14, Uras met Mike Brito, a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers signed Yasiel Puig during the same scouting trip to Mexico in which they also discovered 15-year-old Urias at a showcase in Oaxaca. On August 12, his 16th birthday, the Dodgers signed him. Most of the $450,000 signing bonus from the Dodgers went to the Mexican League's Diablos Rojos del México.

Julio Urias' Professional Career

On May 25, 2013, Uras played his first game as a professional for the Midwest League's Great Lakes Loons. He made his league debut at the youngest age ever. Later, Uras was promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he earned his major league debut on May 27, 2016, against the New York Mets.

MLB Debut

He made his Major League debut at 19, becoming the second-youngest starting pitcher for the Dodgers since Rex Barney, who made his debut at 18 in 1943, and the youngest since Félix Hernández in 2005. Against the Chicago Cubs on June 2, Uras made his second start where he pitched five innings, allowing six runs, including three home runs. He struck four while allowing eight hits.

When he started game four of the 2016 National League Championship Series, he broke the record for the youngest pitcher to create a postseason play. He gave up four runs in barely three and a half innings of the game. Uras was not selected to the Dodgers' 2017 opening day roster, instead staying in extended spring training.

While pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City in June, he tore the anterior capsule in his left shoulder, ending his 2017 campaign and necessitating surgery. Uras did not start rehab in the minor league until after he recovered from his injury for most of the 2018 season. During the regular season, he made three appearances for the Dodgers and pitched four innings without allowing a run in September.

Domestic Violence Allegations 

He was intended to start the 2019 season in the bullpen to limit his innings in the early weeks, but because of the injuries of Rich Hill and Clayton Kershaw, the season instead started with him in the rotation. Due to an investigation of domestic violence, Uras was paid administrative leave on May 14. later, Urias was given a 20-game suspension on August 17. To avoid arbitration, Uras and the Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $1 million contract for 2020.

He started all 11 games in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season for the Dodgers, going 3-0 with a 3.27 ERA. In Game 4 of the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Uras opened the game and pitched 4.2 innings while giving up two runs on four hits and nine strikeouts. In Game 6, Uras came on in the seventh inning and pitched two and third shutout innings to earn the save. He was also pitching when the Dodgers successfully defended their crown.

Best Season

To avoid arbitration, Uras and the Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $3.6 million contract for 2021. For the first time in his career, Uras started more than 20 games in a season, and he has had his most outstanding season. He finished 2021 with the best record in the league, a 2.96 ERA, 185 2/3 innings pitched, 195 strikeouts, and 32 starts.

Julio Urias Had Best Season In 2021 Starting More Than 20 Games In A Season For The First Time In His Career
Julio Urias Had Best Season In 2021 Starting More Than 20 Games In A Season For The First Time In His Career ( Source : latimes )

In his second season of salary arbitration, Uras agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Dodgers for the 2022 season. Uras kept his spot in the Dodgers' starting rotation by maintaining his excellent performance from the previous year.

Some FAQs

Who Is Julio Urias' Brother?

Carlos Alberto Urías Acosta is the brother of Julio Urias and he also has a sister named Alexia Guadalupe Urías Acosta

Where Are Julio Urias' parents?

Julio' parents, Carlos Urias and Juana Isabell Urias, live in their home country, Mexico.

Is Julio Urias Married?

Julio isn't married yet, but he is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Daisy Perez.