Dodgers’ Juan Uribe, and his 11-game hitting streak, sit again
Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe has an 11-game hitting streak. He also had a seat on the bench Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, for the second consecutive day.
Justin Turner, who hit a home run and struck out twice as the Dodgers’ third baseman Friday, started at the position again Saturday.
Uribe is batting .278, with three extra-base hits in 54 at-bats. Turner is batting .270, with five extra-base hits in 37 at-bats.
Uribe said he is not injured.
“He’s fine,” Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s probably mad as hell.”
Mattingly said he is trying to make sure Uribe, Turner, third baseman/left fielder Alex Guerrero and outfielder Scott Van Slyke all get at-bats as long as each is hitting well.
“The challenge of that is something I like,” Mattingly said. “I don’t necessarily like having to have all the conversations [with the affected players].”
Mattingly said Uribe would start Sunday and said the 36-year-old has not lost his job.
“It’s pretty much, ‘Juan’s our guy.’ That’s the way I look at it,” Mattingly said. “Everybody else mixes in after that.”
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