• Anonymous

    For at least one more day, we are spared from seeing Uribe in the starting lineup.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Probably literally just one more day. 

      Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers: ROSTER MOVE: Dodgers today reinstated IF Juan Uribe from the 15-day DL and optioned IF/OF Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque.

      I think a rotation at 2nd and 3b of Herrera, Uribe and Hairston will actually be fine. I think just for health reasons alone they shouldn’t start Uribe every day after he comes back and I don’t expect them to.

      • Anonymous

        “Juan’s pretty much the everyday guy,” Mattingly said. “He’s the best defender there, and when he’s healthy he was swinging the bat good. I still think I’ll go back to him. That’s the plan.”

        Mattingly, however, said he will continue to utilize the surprising Herrera, both to spell Uribe at third and more in the outfield.

        “He needs to be in the outfield more, taking fly balls again [before games],” Mattingly said. “Same with Jerry [Hairston], get him back in the mix in left field. Elian can come off the bench late in a game. When we get back into National League games, he can pinch-hit. He fits into that mix pretty good.”

        • Anonymous

          1. I think Elian should play more often than that
          2. At least Kennedy was not mentioned as ‘being in the mix’ ;)

      • Anonymous

        Guess Chris Jackson had a pretty good feel for the situation.
         
        http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/2012/04/24/castellanosvan-slykesands-postscript/

      • Anonymous

        I think for baseball reasons alone he shouldn’t even be on the roster.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of surprising they would make the move before a game where they would want more left handed bats in the game.  Why not wait until they plan to start him?

    • Anonymous

      Far better option late defensively than Kennedy

      • Anonymous

        True

    • Anonymous

      I am just guessing that one you are due off the DL you gotta go somewhere and Uribe has a veto on any AAA assignment.

      • Anonymous

        Just because your DL time has expired doesn’t mean you have to come off of it.

        • Anonymous

          But they need to extend it, no?

          • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

             No. It’s a minimum, that’s all.

          • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

            But if a healthy player were being stashed there against his will, he could file a grievance or some such.

          • Anonymous

            players on a Disabled List “may be assigned to a Minor League Club for the purpose of injury rehabilitation for a maximum of 20 days in the case of non-pitchers and 30 days in the case of pitchers.”
            .
            I don’t know when this is from but I think this is the current situation.
            I think the Dodgers wanted Castellanos back playing every day.

  • Christopher Staaf

    I dunno guys, but I was actually hoping Kennedy would be designated for assignment and Uribe could take his roster spot. Castellanos still has value as a pinch runner and late game defensive replacement. Maybe I am too harsh on Kennedy.

    BTW the strangest stat of the season: when Kennedy starts and hits 5th in the lineup, the Dodgers are 8-0. I am at a loss for words. 

    • Anonymous

      You cannot be too harsh on Kennedy, nor on Uribe.

  • Anonymous

    I was not impressed with Castellanos at all. Kennedy, as much as I want him outta here like yesterday, can at least give you a much more professional at bat.

  • Anonymous

    Last year I commented on Uribe’s splits but there is no reason why any here would remember that so:
    Juan has been in MLB since 2001; he has over 340 PA every year except his rookie year and last year. Up until 2009 his splits show no pattern- some years much better vs LHP as you would expect but others much better vs RHP and others with little difference. Starting with SF he has hit RHP better. 299/330/513 against 255/324/436 in ’09 then 252/304/462 against 231/331/352 in ’10. This output somehow helped Colletti to more than double Juan’s yearly salary for the next 3 years 2011-2013. But even while hitting at DFA levels in ’11, Uribe still hit RHP better. 219/269/313 against 159/253/232. And this season in 25 games, 21 starts he has actually done well against RHP while he has pitcher-like stats vs LHP 333/379/463 against 077/143/077. That’s 2 singles in 26 AB plus 2 walks against LHP. 

    • Anonymous

      Juan’s stats appear to as erratic as his swing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001112746331 Cameron Sexton

    Elian Hererra IS the story of the year.  A huge story.  I wish you bloggers would emphasize it more.   (Though I am scared he’s our next Chad Fonville.)

    • Anonymous

      Or Jack Fimple   (now im going waaaaay back)  but yeah, I know what you mean.   Lets enjoy the show while it lasts

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001112746331 Cameron Sexton

    I’m kind of surprised AJ is catching.  I figured after 3 in a row Capuano would have his good ol’ .900 OPS+ buddy catching for him again tonite.

  • Anonymous

    Love watching AJ Ellis & Mark Ellis play the game. The way they insert them selves into the TEAM structure & perform there tasks humbly & admirably
    there’s a genius about it that doesn’t get recognized as much as it should, pop-culture focuses on individual accomplishments (for a reason i’m sure) but these team focused players deserve more props then they get.  i read a small blog post about Mark Ellis that made me think about this…

  • Anonymous

    From a commenter on MSTI, who saw Uribe’s game yesterday: “still swings like a lumberjack, felt like he was behind in the count in the on deck circle.”

    • KT

      ^_^

  • KT

    Come on Chris

    • KT

      DP here would be nice

      • Christopher Staaf

        DP delivered!

      • KT

        Just what the doctor ordered

  • Anonymous

    I guess that’s skillful pitching.

  • KT

    Good eye Dee…now make it a double

  • KT

    stupid fan

    • Christopher Staaf

      I agree; with Dee’s speed, who knows what happens. I hope they kick that fan out. 

  • Anonymous

    Toss the guy who filched that ball out of play.

    • KT

      really…I might be sitting in those seats or a little further down the line tomorrow

  • KT

    Nice RBI Dre!!

  • Anonymous

    The title of this post makes me cringe!

  • KT

    Good eye Bobby

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • Anonymous

    I doubt Juan Uribe could do what Herrera just did.

    • Christopher Staaf

      I concur. 

    • KT

      Me too guys…turn the page NPUT ^_^