And the Dodgers’ leading hitter after their first 16 games is 35-year-old
After two horrible seasons and one sports hernia surgery, Uribe was looking like an incredible bust. He had lost his job to a journeyman infielder, and really, was no longer in the Dodgers' plans.
Only now look at him. He's not only picked up where he left off last season (.278, 12 homers, 50 RBI, 22 doubles in 388 at-bats), he's building upon it.
Uribe is hitting .375 (25 for 64) with eight doubles, and it seems like most of his outs were line drives. He’s fairly consistently tagging the ball hard, all while continuing to play a
He has a major-league best five games with three or more hits. He's hit successfully in seven of his last eight games (.438, 14 for 32) with four doubles and two home runs.