Los Angeles city prosecutors will not file misdemeanor charges against Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias related to a domestic violence arrest May 13 at the Beverly Center, the L.A. City Attorney announced Monday.

The city prosecutor instead slated Urias, 22, for a city attorney hearing where he will be told that no action will be taken in connection with the report as long he is not arrested again for violent criminal behavior for the next year — the statute of limitations on the allegation.

According to people with knowledge of the investigation, witnesses told police that Urias shoved his girlfriend, but the woman told investigators she fell in the parking lot as they argued.

 

Twins' Cruz back 

The Minnesota Twins on Monday activated designated hitter Nelson Cruz from the injured list in time for their three-game series at Cleveland that starts on Tuesday.

Cruz was placed on the IL on May 17 with a left wrist sprain, retroactive to May 14. The Twins initially felt that Cruz would be able to return as soon as his 10 days on the IL were up, but the club then decided that it would be best for him to take as much time as he needed to be as pain-free as possible.

Cruz played two games with Class A Fort Myers during a rehab assignment, going 2-for-7.

The Twins rolled to a 21-8 record in May, making it easier for them to take a conservative approach with Cruz.

 

Announcer returns

New York Mets announcer Ron Darling is returning to the team's broadcast booth Tuesday night following surgery to treat thyroid cancer.

Darling said April 13 he was taking a medical leave. On May 6, he said a mass had been removed and he planned to be back at work in about a month.

The 58-year-old former pitcher said in a statement Monday his doctors tell him his cancer has been "stabilized for now" and he has been cleared to work. He adds that he will be monitored closely for the next several months to "assure my progress remains on the right track."