UPDATE: Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reported post game Juan Uribe has again strained his right hamstring:

Uribe also told Gurnick the strain is worse than the previous one:


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With the Los Angeles Dodgers leading the New York Mets, 6-4 in the top of the ninth inning, Juan Uribe doubled down the third base line to put runners on second and third with no outs. As Uribe rounded first base, his gait was noticeably different and the Dodger third baseman came up lame as he reached second.

The trainer went out to visit Uribe and he was immediately replaced by Justin Turner. Uribe had been dealing with a hamstring strain that took him out of a game early on May 8. After the initial strain, the 35-year-old missed the next five games and didn’t make an appearance until May 14 as a pinch-hitter.

Uribe returned to the lineup May 16 and Tuesday marked his fourth consecutive start since missing time. The Dodgers were reluctant to place Uribe on the disabled list and instead opted to let him rest and test the hamstring with individual work prior to their scheduled games.

Prior to game where he was injured, Uribe was batting .313 with 18 RBIs. Since returning, the third baseman has struggled to recapture the swing he flashed and was 5-for-18 with one RBI, which he collected Tuesday.

If Uribe’s latest bout with the hamstring requires him to this time be placed on the DL, the Dodgers will be left shorthanded at the position. In his first absence, Chone Figgins and Justin Turner platooned with little effectiveness.

Any notion, however unlikely it may have seemed, that Alex Guerrero would receive a call up and Hanley Ramirez would temporarily be moved to third is out of the question with Guerrero and Olivo getting into a scrum that resulted in a portion of the infielder’s ear being bit off by the catcher.

Where the Dodgers may catch a break is with Hyun-Jin Ryu’s expected return from the DL on Wednesday, they may now have a clearcut answer as to what roster move to make in order to clear space for the lefty.
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