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Juan Uribe to miss first full-squad workouts due to trial with former landlord

Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

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UPDATE: According to the official Dodgers’ Twitter account, Uribe is among the players who have reported early to camp. He told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he will be in camp today and tomorrow before the trial starts Monday in San Francisco.

10:55 AM: Juan Uribe had a miserable first season with the Dodgers and his second isn’t getting off to the best start.

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Uribe isn’t expected to be present Monday with the rest of the Dodgers’ position players because he is scheduled for a trial against his former landlord in San Francisco.

Uribe is being sued by Christina Esteras for $145,000 in damages resulting from a kitchen fire he is suspected of starting while playing for the Giants in 2010. The trial is set to begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. and Esteras’ attorney, Josh S. Brownstein, said the case “absolutely” cannot be settled in one day, so Uribe will likely miss the first couple days of full-squad workouts.

Uribe signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Dodgers last winter, but batted just .204/.264/.293 with four homers, 28 RBI and .557 OPS over 295 plate appearances in 2011 before undergoing season-ending surgery in September to repair a sports hernia. The 32-year-old is expected to serve as the Dodgers’ starting third baseman in 2012.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Feb 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    He only moved into that place because his old landlord would often easedrop on him- almost exclusively during the middle of conversations, which would cause him to take Uribe’s comments out of context…usually making him think that Uribe was either gay or part of some farfetched plan. He did miss his neighbor Larry though- that guy would always set up double dates with airline stewardesses down at the Regal Beagle.

  2. cup0pizza - Feb 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Thanks, Ned.

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