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Juan Uribe goes on the DL after a month of wrist problems

May 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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It kind of got lost in the shuffle amid Matt Kemp being placed on the disabled list, but the Dodgers have also put Juan Uribe on the shelf with the wrist injury that has plagued him for the past month.

Uribe was hitting just .250 with one homer and a .640 OPS in 25 games and has been a huge (and mostly predictable) flop since signing with the Dodgers last offseason for $21 million. Normally the Dodgers would be better off with Jerry Hairston Jr. taking over as their primary third baseman anyway, but he’s on the DL with a hamstring injury of his own.

That leaves veteran Adam Kennedy, Triple-A call-up Elian Herrera, and Justin Sellers to divvy up playing time at third base, with Kennedy drawing the first two post-Uribe starts despite being 36 years old and not cracking a .700 OPS since 2009.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    This is clearly the fault of the new owners. The old owner would have forced him to suck it up and play hurt.

  2. dodger88 - May 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Despite being the DL, Uribe still managed to strike out and ground into a double play. Only about $13 million left to pay on his contract.

    At least with Kemp on the DL, we may get a chance to see what Van Slyke and Sands can do. At 3B, the options are all lacking and at least Uribe is good with the glove. Unfortunately the pickings are slim on the farm and I am not aware of anyone prominent hitting the market this offseason that can play 3B. Once healthy, Uribe is still the likely 3B for the Dodgers for another year.

  3. AlohaMrHand - May 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    That wrist stems from continuous trips to taco bell.

  4. mreezybreezy - May 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Obligatory Sad Juan Uribe is Sad link

  5. lanflfan - May 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Thanks again Needle Head Ned and McAsshat.

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