Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe hasn’t been immune to the injury bug. The 35 year old has injured his right hamstring a total of three times this season. Once, in the beginning of May, which caused him to miss a handful of games. Then a second time that resulted in a five-week stint on the disabled list.

Uribe re-injured his hamstring on Aug. 15 and the Dodgers have taken the healing process slowly in an effort to ensure the 13-year veteran will not miss more time after returning. On Wednesday, Uribe was seen testing his right hamstring in a drill involving him running from first base to third after he participated in Hyun-Jin Ryu’s simulated game.

It was the first time Uribe has tested his hamstring to that extent in his latest recovery. Uribe is batting .293 this season and has had another strong season offensively. That, paired with his defensive abilities, has provided the Dodgers with a stable option at third base when he’s been able to remain healthy.

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Eric Avakian is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in marketing and business administration. Growing up in Burbank, California, Eric grew up as an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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