Juan Uribe isn’t thinking about his Gold Glove award chances.

Juan Uribe doesn’t read this blog.

That’s OK. Players don’t read blogs in general. It helps preserve their sanity.

However, if Uribe had read this blog, he might be aware that a Gold Glove award is within reach for maybe the first time in his career. The Dodgers’ third baseman has a .985 fielding percentage, second in the majors.

Told of this Friday, Uribe said, “I’m not thinking about that right now. I come to the ballpark every day to win the game, to have a good game.”

Uribe said that going back to an everyday role this season has helped him in the field. The past two years combined, regularly benched or bothered by injury, he’s appeared in 143 games.

With 103 games already under his mighty belt this season and 35 left on the schedule, Uribe can come close to playing that number of games in 2013.

If a Gold Glove comes with it, great.

“I want it,” he said. “Everybody wants a Gold Glove.”

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.