After a 4-2 record on their road trip to San Diego and Kansas City, the Los Angeles Dodgers are back at Dodger Stadium to face the St. Louis Cardinals. The NLCS rematch is a four-game set with both teams battling some injury concerns.
However for the Dodgers, the return home also comes with the arrival of Juan Uribe, who has been reinstated from the disabled list with Carlos Triunfel being sent back down to the Minors, the Dodgers announced:
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Uribe was placed on the DL May 21 after straining his hamstring for a second time this season. At the time of the injury, the Dodger third baseman was batting .303 with four home runs and 18 RBIs as one of the more reliable hitters in the lineup.
In total, Uribe missed just over five weeks with the strain, which was described as being worst than his previous one that only kept him out of the lineup for five games, six if you toss out a pinch-hit appearance.
Uribe was sent to Rancho Cucamonga for a rehab assignment with the thought if all went well, he would join the Dodgers before they departed for Kansas City. The 35-year-old got through three games without issue, but instead of joining the Dodgers, he asked for and was granted more time with the Quakes.
In five Minor League games, Uribe hit .316 (6-for-19) with two doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored.
Serving primarily as a defensive replacement, Triunfel appeared in seven games with the Dodgers. Triunfel has bounced in and out of the Minors since being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
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