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Dodgers Place Kuo On DL; Troncoso Recalled

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The earliest date Hong-Chih Kuo can be activated is April 29.
The earliest date Hong-Chih Kuo can be activated is April 29.

The Dodgers have placed Hong-Chih Kuo on the 15-day disabled list with a left lower back strain, and recalled Ramon Troncoso from Triple A Albuquerque. The move is retroactive to April 14, meaning the earliest Kuo could be activated is Friday, April 29, which is the opener of a three-game series at home against San Diego. Kuo has only appeared in four games and 2 2/3 innings this season.

Hot Puma Sits

Lance Berkman, who hit two home runs last night and is 10-for-21 with six home runs in his last five games, gets the night off tonight against the southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Berkman's last five games have been all against right-handed pitchers, and on the season he is 0-for-7 with a walk against left-handed pitching. Since the beginning of the 2009 season, Berkman has hit .202/.275/.345 in 247 PA against left-handed pitchers.

Lineups

Juan Uribe, who started 96 games at shortstop last year for the Giants, is starting tonight at shortstop for the first time as a Dodger.

Cardinals   Dodgers
SS
Theriot

LF Gwynn
CF
Rasmus
3B Blake
1B
Pujols

RF Ethier
LF
Holliday
CF Kemp
3B
Freese
SS Uribe
RF
Craig

1B Loney
C
Laird
C Barajas
2B
Greene

2B
Miles
P
McClellan       

P Kershaw          

Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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