Juan Uribe to extend minor league rehab assignment

Michael Horowitz

The Dodgers third baseman will play with the Quakes through at least Tuesday.

SAN DIEGO -- Though a road gray uniform with his name and number hung from a locker in the visiting clubhouse on Sunday morning at Petco Park, Dodgers third baseman did not rejoin the team as previously expected.

Uribe will continue his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, wanting to get more minor league at-bats before returning to the Dodgers.

"He wanted a few more at-bats," manager Don Mattingly said on Sunday before the series finale against the Padres. "He got some results hit-wise, but he wasn't comfortable."

Uribe hasn't reported any setback with his right hamstring strain, which has sidelined him since May 20. He was 4-for-11 (.364) with a double in three games so far with the Quakes, including six innings at third base on Friday night and five innings on Saturday.

Uribe has Sunday off, then will be the designated hitter for Rancho Cucamonga on Monday on the road against High Desert, and will play Tuesday as well before getting reevaluated by the medical staff. It is likely that Uribe will be activated for the Dodgers' next homestand, which begins Thursday night against the Cardinals.

In 40 games with the Dodgers this season, Uribe is hitting .303/.331/.454 with 11 doubles and four home runs.

Kansas City planning

With three games in an American League park beginning Monday against the Royals, Mattingly plans to rotate the designated hitter, giving pseudo days off to Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig.

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