Tens of thousands of mini Julio Uriases will NOT be handed out to Dodger fans in a few weeks — the team has elected to scrap its bobblehead promotion following the star pitcher’s domestic violence arrest.
The Dodgers announced the move just minutes after the ace was placed on administrative leave Wednesday … as the league investigates allegations he got physical with a woman at the LAFC vs. Inter Miami game Sunday night.
Sept. 21’s game against the San Francisco Giants was slated to honor Urias’ participation in the World Baseball Classic this past offseason … with the collectibles showing him in a throwing motion in a Team Mexico jersey.
L.A. said in a statement the team will now hand out “select premium bobbleheads” to the first 30,000 fans at the ballpark instead of the Urias giveaways.
It’s not the first time the Dodgers have elected to go a different route with a player promotion amid controversy … the team did the same thing after sexual assault allegations were made against Trevor Bauer in 2021.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts addressed Urias’ arrest with reporters Tuesday night … saying, “I was shocked. Everyone was. It is just an extremely unfortunate circumstance for everyone.”