Juan Uribe played six defensive innings at third base for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga as planned on Friday. Uribe went 0-for-3 at the plate, grounding out, grounding in to a double play and popping out in his three plate appearances.
The 35-year-old is currently on the Dodgers’ disabled list with a strained hamstring. He went 2 for 4 as the Quakes’ designated hitter Thursday.
Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe went 2 for 4 with a double in his first rehab game with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night. Uribe, on the disabled list since May 21 with a strained hamstring, served as the designated hitter and batted second.
Here’s a short video of Uribe’s four at-bats:
Uribe is expected to be in the lineup again tonight when the Quakes host the Inland Empire 66ers at 7 p.m.
MLB provided an updated all-star ballot tally Sunday, and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig still leads the pack with 1,942,701 votes. Andrew McCutchen (1,727,534) and Giancarlo Stanton (1,659,430) are second and third, respectively.
Juan Uribe dropped out of the top five among National League third basemen. Hanley Ramirez remains fourth among shortstops with 667,162 — well behind Troy Tulowitzki, whose 2.6 million votes lead all National League players. Dee Gordon slipped to third among second baseman with 898,226, possibly past the point of catching leader Chase Utley (1,678,843).
Voting ends at 8:59 pm on July 3, 2014.
Third baseman Juan Uribe could be back in the Dodgers’ lineup later this week.
“Some point this week we’re hoping, but his body’s going to tell us,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “His confidence is going to tell us when he’s going to be able to play. We’re hoping more be able to get out and play games some point this week. We’ve been this long. Might as well make sure that he’s as safe as you can be when you come back and ready to go.”
Uribe, on the 15-day disabled list since May 21 with a strained hamstring, has been running on the field throughout the weekend.
Reserve third baseman Jamie Romak is getting his first career major-league start against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dodgers infielder Justin Turner isn’t starting today because he has tightness in one of his calves, manager Don Mattingly said. The injury is not considered serious. Chone Figgins is starting at third base in Turner’s place.
Turner took ground balls at third base prior to the game, moving laterally at less than full intensity.
Since taking over for the injured Juan Uribe as the Dodgers’ everyday third baseman, Turner has a .349/.406/.540 slash line.
Puig widened his lead over Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, 1,472,717 votes to 1,259,047 for Stanton. As of six days ago, Puig led Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon by about 52,000 votes. Blackmon fell out of the top three, surpassed by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez. There are no other Dodger outfielders (Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are both on the ballot) among the top 15 vote-getters.
Puig entered play Monday ranked second in the N.L. with a .591 slugging percentage and a .430 on-base percentage, tied for fourth with 23 multi-hit games, fifth with 127 total bases, tied for sixth with 40 RBI and 30 extra-base hits and tied for seventh with 72 hits.
Gonzalez maintains his lead with 888,906 total votes. He is trailed closely by a pair of 2013 N.L. All-Stars – Paul Goldschmidt (784,026) of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Freddie Freeman (710,778) of the Atlanta Braves.
Puig and Gonzalez are attempting to become the first pair of Dodgers teammates to earn fan elections in an All-Star Game since 1980, when first baseman Steve Garvey, second baseman Davey Lopes, shortstop Bill Russell and outfielder Reggie Smith were all elected by the fans.
The All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minnesota on Tuesday, July 15.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez are the leading vote-getters at their respective positions for the National League All-Star Game.
Gonzalez (647,826) remained in line to start at first base for the second straight week, leading Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (525,614).
Dee Gordon (530,289) remains second to Chase Utley (974,196) among National League second basemen, while Hanley Ramirez is fourth among shortstops (366,355) and Juan Uribe is fifth among third basemen (436,776).
Puig is the only Dodgers outfielder among the top 15 vote-getters. The game will be played at Minnesota’s Target Field on July 15.
Arruebarrena, a 24-year-old defensive dynamo at shortstop, has a .324/.359/.432 slash line since May 9 but was batting .136/.188/.220 prior to that. Here was a Southern League scout’s evaluation of Arruebarrena prior to his bump in performance.
Arruebarrena isn’t in the starting lineup for the Dodgers’ game against the New York Mets.
Juan Uribe took batting practice prior to the Dodgers’ game against the Miami Marlins for the second straight day, but is not in Don Mattingly‘s starting lineup tonight. Justin Turner will get the start at third base for the third straight day.
Uribe looks healthy, but might be more than two days away from returning to the Dodgers’ starting lineup.
“We’re going to try to buy him as much time through the off-day, try to buy him to Arizona before I start him,” Mattingly said. “Everybody’s basically telling me he’s available to double-switch, to go into a game situation like that.”
Here are the full starting lineups for both teams: