Juan Uribe sidelined by right hamstring tightness

Mark Kolbe

Uribe has played in 318⅓ of a possible 335⅓ defensive innings this season, tied for most on the team.

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe left Thursday night's game against the Giants after eight innings with soreness in his right hamstring. Manager Don Mattingly said that Uribe did not have any tests yet done on the hamstring and that the team would find out more as to the severity of the injury on Friday.

"It was enough to get him out of there," Mattingly said. "We're not sure whether he strained it, but we'll know a lot more tomorrow."

Uribe was 0-for-3 in Thursday's game, including grounding into an inning-ending double play in the seventh inning. Mattingly said Uribe felt something in the hamstring while running out the double play. He played one more inning in the field, then was removed from the game.

Chone Figgins played the final two innings at third base.

Uribe has been an iron man of sorts for the Dodgers this season, starting 34 of 36 games and tied for the club lead with Adrian Gonzalez with 318⅓ defensive innings.

In addition to hitting .306/.338/.463 with four home runs, Uribe has been the best defensive player on the team, leading the Dodgers in Total Zone Rating (six runs above average), Defensive Runs Saved (four above average), and Ultimate Zone Rating (3.7 runs above average).

The Dodgers have placed nine different players on the disabled list this season.

Up next

The Dodgers send Paul Maholm to the mound on Friday night in the second turn of the four-game weekend set. Madison Bumgarner gets the start for the Giants. Both pitchers will make their third start against the other team.

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