Juan Uribe day-to-day with mild hamstring strain

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is out of Friday night's lineup against the Giants, still day-to-day with a mild strain of his right hamstring.

Manager Don Mattingly said Uribe was looking good and walking around normally, but that a stint on the disabled list isn't out of the question.

"Hamstrings are tricky. You can feel pretty good, but if you can't run you can't play," Mattingly said. "It may be one of those where you're walking fine, but you don't know until you extend it."

After a day of rest Friday, the training staff will test Uribe on Saturday, including having him run. A decision on whether Uribe needs a stint on the disabled list could come this weekend.

"With the hamstring, we're going to be careful with him," Mattingly said. "We're not going to try to go short for six or seven days."

Uribe is hitting .306/.338/.463 this season and is the best defender on the team. Mattingly said if Uribe were to be placed on the disabled list the team would likely use a combination of Justin Turner and Chone Figgins at third base, and also call up an infielder for the bench.

Turner starts at third base on Friday night against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

Alex Guerrero and Carlos Triunfel are the two infielders on the 40-man roster in Triple-A Albuquerque. Guerrero is hitting .355/.417/.618 and has played exclusively second base.

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