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:
Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sprained right elbow. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers don’t know who their opposing starter will be Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, but it won’t be Jose Fernandez.
The Miami Marlins’ misery greatly overshadows the Dodgers’ uncertainty. Fernandez, the reigning National League rookie of the year, has a sprained ligament in his right elbow. In a worst-case scenario, he will need season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Fernandez met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday in Los Angeles and is flying back to Miami today for a second opinion. The Marlins reportedly are preparing for the worst-case scenario.
Fernandez is 4-2 with a 2.44 earned-run average and an MLB-best 70 strikeouts this season. He is believed to have suffered the sprain in his last start Friday in San Diego.
The Marlins recalled left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from Triple-A. Manager Mike Redmond mentioned left-hander Brad Hand and right-hander Kevin Slowey as possibilities to start Wednesday’s game. Miami could also recall a pitcher from the minors.
The Dodgers haven’t seen much of Hand in the past. Justin Turner has one hit in three career at-bats against the left-hander, Yasiel Puig is 1-for-1 and Dee Gordon and Chone Figgins are both 0-for-1 in their careers against Hand.
Slowey has been rather miserable against the Dodgers. Scott Van Slyke (1-for-1), Turner (1-for-3), Miguel Olivo (1-for-1, HR), Matt Kemp (1-for-3), Adrian Gonzalez (1-for-6), Andre Ethier (1-for-4) and Carl Crawford (1-for-3) all have hits against the right-hander.
Paul Maholm is starting Wednesday’s game for the Dodgers.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is 3-2 with a 3.00 earned-run average in seven starts this season for the Dodgers. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers are without a starting pitcher Sunday after placing left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.
Manager Don Mattingly told reporters in Miami that the injury isn’t considered serious and no MRI has been scheduled for Ryu. The DL stint is retroactive to April 28 and Ryu so if Ryu misses only the minimum 15 days, he’ll be eligible to return May 13.
The Dodgers’ schedule offers no favors: The team has no off-days between now and May 13. Who will start Sunday?