May 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (5) is unable to handle the ball in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Juan Uribe possibly heading to disabled list with hamstring strain


Juan Uribe may have re-injured his hamstring and it’s possible a trip to the disabled list is in the near future. He spent several games on the bench recently dealing with a strain in the same hamstring and apparently, this time it feels worse. Dodgers trainers may want to replace him on the roster and give him the rest he needs to fully heal.

After the game, Uribe said the injury was in the same place as the last one, only this time it is worse.

“Right now, it’s not feeling good,” Uribe said. “It feels really bad now. I’ll wait for tomorrow, but it feels [worse] than last time. I felt it going to first base and felt it pull a little bit more. Oh, yeah, it’s worse.”

Source: Uribe could hit DL with right hamstring strain – Ken Gurnick, MLB.com

Uribe is a bright spot in the Dodgers lineup. He’s 2nd on the team in batting average at .303, just behind Yasiel Puig, and he’s slugging .454.

Despite his productivity, Uribe is known to be injury prone, spending much of 2011 and 2012 on the disabled list with the Dodgers. He was able to play in 132 games season, which was probably more than they expected out of their 35-year-old third baseman.

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