Juan Uribe remains out of Dodgers’ lineup after pregame running

Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is trying to recover from a mild hamstring strain.
(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Careful as she goes.

Juan Uribe remained out of the Dodgers’ lineup Sunday afternoon, the team still uncertain whether it will need to place him on the disabled list with what they are calling a mild hamstring strain.

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said it was possible Uribe might be able to pinch-hit Sunday if his pregame attempt at running went well, but judging by how cautiously he was initiating his sprints on the grass, there’s no way the Dodgers are ready to see him try to explode out of the batter’s box.

Uribe injured the hamstring Thursday and hasn’t played since, so if he were to pinch-hit he would lose the time he could retroactively be placed on the DL.


“I feel good,” Uribe said, after testing his right hamstring.

The Dodgers, however, don’t want to take the chance of turning a mild strain into something more serious by rushing him back.

In other injury news:

— Hyun-Jin Ryu (sore shoulder) threw off flat ground and is scheduled for a bullpen session Tuesday.

— Catcher A.J. Ellis (knee surgery) began a rehab stint with triple-A Albuquerque in Sunday in El Paso. He is also scheduled to play Monday.

— Chad Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) also threw on flat ground and Mattingly said he is building up toward another rehab appearance after suffering a setback with elbow tendinitis in his first attempt.