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Juan Uribe likely to undergo season-ending surgery

Sep 2, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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Casey Blake is already scheduled for season- and possibly career-ending surgery on his neck and now Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that another Dodgers infielder, Juan Uribe, may also go under the knife soon.

Uribe hasn’t played since mid-July because of a sports hernia and is seeking a second opinion before likely opting for surgery that comes with a 6-8 week recovery timetable.

Blake is in the final season of his contract, but unfortunately for the Dodgers they’re stuck with Uribe for two more seasons as part of a misguided three-year, $21 million deal signed this offseason. He hit .204 with a .557 OPS in 77 games before being shut down, dropping his career on-base percentage to .298.

  1. Chris St. John - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Emo Juan Uribe remembers when the doctor checked him for a sports hernia.

  2. lanflfan - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    I almost forgot he was still on the team (if only his contract was that easy to forget).

    Since LA already has a handful of young players hitting far better than his putrid line, add him to the list of Colletti’s other bonehead moves and cut him. Surely some other team will want his “veterany goodness” and “tested, playoff experience”. He can sue Frank too, and get in the creditor line behind Manny (and others).

  3. SmackSaw - Sep 2, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    He played this year?

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