The Dodgers saw a pair of third basemen leave Saturday night's game against the Diamondbacks after a costly bottom of the third inning at Chase Field. Both Justin Turner and Juan Uribe left with injuries.
Turner got the start at third base on Saturday night in part to give Uribe a day off, and when fielding a throw at third base on a double steal was spiked in his left hand by a sliding A.J. Pollock. The throw from catcher A.J. Ellis arrived at third base well ahead of Pollock, thanks in part to a short-hop grab by Turner, but Pollock in sliding kicked the ball out of Turner's glove, making the runner safe.
After examination from trainer Stan Conte on the field for a few minutes Turner left the game in favor of Uribe.
The Dodgers said X-rays of Turner's left hand were negative, and that he has left index finger stiffness. He is day-to-day.
The very first batter after the switch was Paul Goldschmidt, who grounded a ball to the left of third base. Uribe ranged far to retrieve it then twisted to throw to first base to retire Goldschmidt, who picked up an RBI on the play, giving the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead.
Immediately after the play Uribe was seen on the television broadcast stretching his legs and back, then did the same heading into the dugout after the inning. The Dodgers said Uribe is day-to-day with left hamstring tightness.
Uribe spent two stints on the disabled list in 2014 with hamstring strains.
In the top of the fourth inning, Uribe was replaced by pinch-hitter Alex Guerrero, who remained in the game at third base. It is the first time for Guerrero at third base in a major league game. He made five starts and played 52 innings at the position during spring.