Juan Uribe placed on DL

Updated: August 16, 2014, 9:03 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Some 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers placed key left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with strains to his buttock, third baseman Juan Uribe joined him there.

Uribe reaggravated a troublesome right hamstring during Friday night's 6-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and manager Don Mattingly said the team has decided to "play it a little cautiously" with the valuable but injury-prone veteran.

"It being the same leg, the last time we felt good after four or five days, he played three or four (games) and then he missed 30 days," Mattingly said. "That's the one thing we worry about."

Infielder Carlos Triunfel was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.

It is the second time this season that the 14-year veteran has been sidelined because of hamstring problems. Uribe missed 34 games from May 21 through June 26, and the club went 20-14 in his absence.

Uribe is hitting .293 with six home runs and 35 RBI, but could be missed even more defensively. His place in the lineup will be taken by utility infielder Justin Turner, whose seasonlong reliability -- along with Miguel Rojas, the regular fill-in at shortstop for the frequently (and currently) injured Hanley Ramirez -- was praised by Mattingly before the game.

"It's nice, when you talk about depth of your club," Mattingly said. "J.T.'s been the savior in a lot of different spots. That's a guy you can put in there. He can give you something offensively, defensively. Capable of helping your club win games. Miggy's been just tremendous, I think. Just a guy that defensively, up the middle, has really solidified us."

Mattingly acknowledged that the Dodgers will call up a player to replace Uribe, but declined to say who it will be.

Uribe is the seventh different Dodgers player to have gone on the DL this month, including Ramirez and pitchers Josh Beckett, Ryu, Paul Maholm, Chris Perez and Paco Rodriguez.

Information from The Associated Pres was used in this report.

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