SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe has recovered nicely from his strained right hamstring, and could return as early as Sunday, his first day eligible to be activated from the disabled list. Uribe could join Hyun-jin Ryu, who will be activated from the DL to start the series finale against the Padres.
By activating Uribe, like Ryu, on Sunday instead of Monday, the Dodgers would need to make a corresponding roster move to create space on the active roster. For Ryu, that likely means either Pedro Baez or Carlos Frias will be optioned to Triple-A, and for Uribe the Dodgers could option Darwin Barney, or possibly Miguel Rojas.
Both players optioned would be eligible to return on Tuesday, a day after the regular season ends for the Isotopes, who will not make the playoffs.
As for Erisbel Arruebarrena, he was optioned to Class-A on Aug. 24, and if the Quakes make the California League playoffs can't return to the Dodgers until Sep. 3, after his optional assignment lasts 10 days. The Dodgers could elect to move Arruebarrena to Triple-A, even in a paper move, so he could return one day earlier, after the Isotopes season ends.
Chris Perez, sidelined for four weeks with bone spurs in his right ankle, will be activated from the disabled list on Monday. He pitched in four minor league rehab games for the Quakes in the last two weeks.
Manager Don Mattingly said he expects roughly five or six minor league additions once rosters expand, and that most will happen on Monday, the first day major league active roster limits expand from 25 to 40. Among those expected to join the Dodgers are catcher Tim Federowicz, infielder Alex Guerrero and Carlos Triunfel, outfielder Joc Pederson, and pitcher Yimi Garcia.