Dodgers Will Still Give Away Juan Uribe Bobbleheads Despite Trading Him

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistMay 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 30:  Juan Uribe #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits at first base after hitting a RBI single in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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Despite trading Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves in a six-player deal that the Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Wednesday, the organization revealed its plans to still have the bobblehead giveaway honoring the third baseman on July 11 as scheduled:

#Dodgers will still hold Juan Uribe Bobblehead Night on July 11. Details: http://t.co/Y437VcKQ7h pic.twitter.com/uWylx497RF

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 27, 2015

Dodger executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen explained the decision in a statement:

The Dodgers have a long tradition of recognizing players who have made great contributions to the organization. Juan Uribe will hold a special place in Dodgers history for always being a fan favorite and a consummate professional. There was no better teammate to have than Juan Uribe.

Fortunately for fans attending the July 11 game, there doesn't seem to be any bad blood. But if the bobblehead isn't consolation enough, here are some heartfelt words from Papi himself:

Juan Uribe has a message for you, Dodger fans. pic.twitter.com/a7xuNPX2BM

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 27, 2015



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