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Juan Uribe was thisclose to getting to play tonight

Sep 21, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

From True Blue L.A.’s Eric Stephen:

I figured Eric had made a little mistake there and actually meant that Uribe hadn’t started a game since Aug. 26, but, no, he’s right: Uribe hasn’t made made a single appearance in nearly a month. Which is pretty incredible.

Uribe even had a hit last time up, raising his average to .186 in 161 at-bats. However, he’s been taken entirely out of the mix due to Luis Cruz‘s emergence at third base and the acquisition of Punto as a backup.

Unfortunately, there’s still one year left on that ridiculous three-year, $21 million contract Uribe was handed after he hit .248 with 24 homers for the Giants in 2010. Still, it seems doubtful he’ll be back with the Dodgers next year. If the team can’t trade him in a deal involving another bad contract, he’ll probably be released.

  1. mazblast - Sep 22, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    I went through this kind of treatment when I was a kid. Part of it was the same reason Uribe doesn’t get any playing time–I wasn’t any good. Then again, I wasn’t getting paid millions.

    Getting called back from the on-deck circle for Nick Punto. When that happens, you KNOW you’re toast.

  2. Marty - Sep 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Has a pickup from the Giants ever worked out for the Dodgers? Jeff Kent?

    • mazblast - Sep 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      Signing Jason Schmidt worked out well for the Dodgers. That is, if you’re a Giants fan.

  3. Brinke - Sep 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    ‘milk’ carton

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