UPDATE: Looks like Juan Uribe won’t be returning for at least a few more days via Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:
#Dodgers say 3B Juan Uribe is expected to remain with Class A Rancho Cucamonga through at least Monday's game.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 22, 2014
Uribe could hold out and return once the Dodgers are back home on Thursday for a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Los Angeles Dodgers’ third baseman Juan Uribe has been out since May 21 with a hamstring injury, but it looks as if he could be back soon.
Uribe was hitting .303 with four home runs and 18 RBIs before the injury and continued to provide Gold Glove-caliber defense. He had a previous hamstring issue that did not sideline him for an extended period of time; however, he was not that lucky the second time.
According to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times, the 35-year-old infielder will begin his rehab assignment on Thursday:
Juan Uribe scheduled to play Th, Fri, Sat for Rancho Cucamonga. If all goes well, he could be activated Mon @ KC. #Dodgers
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 18, 2014
Because of its’ proximity to Los Angeles, many Dodgers go to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga for their rehab games. Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett and Brian Wilson are just some of the big-league players that have played with the Quakes this season.
Uribe’s plan for the weekend has been laid out via Eric Stephen of True Blue LA:
Plan for Uribe is to DH Thursday, then play 3B Friday and Saturday on rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) June 18, 2014
Uribe will be the designated hitter on Thursday to ease his way back onto the field before taking over at third base for the final two games. Depending on how he feels, the third baseman will travel on Sunday to be with the team on Monday and assume his role as the everyday third baseman. In his absence, Justin Turner has filled in quite admirably, providing a hot bat and solid defense. Turner has been out of the starting lineup recently because of a calf issue, making Uribe’s return much more important.
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