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Juan Rivera could miss two months with hamstring injury

May 12, 2012, 10:49 AM EST

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Get used to seeing Bobby Abreu in left field for the Dodgers.

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Rivera has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and could be sidelined for up to two months.

The current plan calls for Rivera to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery hasn’t been ruled out. If he ultimately opts for surgery, Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone estimates he would miss six to eight weeks.

Rivera, 33, is hitting .247/.276/.358 with two homers, 13 RBI and a .634 OPS in 87 plate appearances this season. Abreu, Tony Gwynn, Jr. and the recently-promoted Scott Van Skyle figure to split playing time in left field during his absence.

  1. sportfan23 - May 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    The Dodgers need to do something better in left field than parading aging vets and sons of former stars. Use some of that new cash and pick up a good bat.

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