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Dodgers announce Joe Kelly bobblehead promotion, and fans are not too thrilled

LOS ANGELES, CA, SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019 - Dodgers catcher Russell Martin congratulates Joe Kelly after
Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, right, congratulates Joe Kelly after the reliever pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on June 2.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Well, Dodger fans are not too thrilled with this latest bobblehead.

The Dodgers announced on Tuesday that reliever Joe Kelly would be getting his own bobblehead on June 13. However, fans were not too excited with the announcement on social media.

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Comments from Dodger fans on Joe Kelly bobblehead announcement on Facebook
(Los Angeles Dodgers Facebook)

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Kelly signed with the Dodgers during the offseason after winning the World Series with the Boston Red Sox. The reliever was dominant during the playoffs last season only giving one run in 11 1/3 innings across nine playoff outings. He was thought to be the solution to the Dodgers’ bullpen woes.

However, things have not gone according to plan.

So far in a Dodgers uniform he has posted an ERA of 7.91 in 19 1/3 innings across 20 games. Not the numbers that would be the solution to the bullpen problems. He has been booed and nearly given up leads during games.

While fans may have a point with their disappointment and uproar, Kelly still has another half of the season to turn things around just like he did with the Red Sox last season.

Twitter: @edmgonzalez

eduardo.gonzalez@latimes.com


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