Dodgers place Juan Uribe on DL with hamstring injury
The Dodgers now have the entire left side of the starting infield on the disabled list.
The Dodgers on Saturday placed third baseman Juan Uribe on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. As Everett Cook of the Los Angeles Times notes, it's the same hamstring that Uribe injured in May (he eventually missed almost 40 games). For now, though, the Dodgers are optimistic that Uribe won't miss nearly as much time in this instance:
Mattingly confirmed Uribe to DL. Thinks he can return after 15-day period. Replacement in air but wouldn't name until he arrives.— Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck) August 16, 2014
In either case, Uribe's injury comes not long after shortstop Hanley Ramirez was DL'd with a strained oblique. So that's the starting left side of the infield that's currently laid up for the Dodgers.
This season, the 35-year-old Uribe is batting .293/.320/.411 (107 OPS+) while also provided plus defense at the hot corner.