The Dodgers returned residence to Dodger Stadium on Monday for the primary time in simply over per week and there have been refined modifications on the ballpark that spoke volumes in regards to the group’s stance on estranged pitcher Julio Urias.
He doesn’t belong right here and extra.
Eight days after his arrest for suspicion of home violence, all indicators of Urias are gone or obscured at Dodger Stadium. Murals painted over or lined. Memorabilia baring his identify from his profession — significantly from the 2020 World Sequence run — have been eliminated. As has his locker within the clubhouse.
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts spoke with reporters in regards to the erasure of Urias’s legacy for LA.
“I didn’t know, and … it’s unhappy, it truly is,” Roberts mentioned. “It’s unhappy on each stage.”
Roberts added that the choice to tug the pitcher’s locker was an “organizational resolution” that solely turned conscious of minutes earlier than his day by day media availability.
The staff additionally pulled a scheduled bobblehead evening and changed it with a left over bobblehead giveaway. His likeness has been faraway from advertising and marketing property and all jerseys and merchandise was additionally pulled from shops at Dodger Stadium.
Urias is on paid administrative go away with no finish date introduced. He’s scheduled for a courtroom date on September twenty seventh in Los Angeles.