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Hector Olivera placed on DL with hamstring injury

Olivera injured his hamstring on Saturday vs. Memphis.

Hector Olivera will reportedly rehab his hamstring at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.
Hector Olivera will reportedly rehab his hamstring at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.
Photo: David Hood | True Blue LA

Dodgers infielder Hector Olivera was placed on the seven-day disabled list by Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday with a hamstring injury, retroactive to Sunday.

Olivera, who signed a six-year, $62.5 million contract with the Dodgers in May, was performing well in both Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting a combined .358/.393/.528 with two home runs in 13 games. He has played nine games at third base, and four more at second base.

But he pulled up while running to first base in the sixth inning on a ground ball to shortstop on Saturday against Memphis, and was removed from the game.

Manager Don Mattingly talked over the weekend about how Olivera wouldn't be called up to the Dodgers anytime in the immediate future, but he didn't mean like this. The earliest Olivera could be activated from the DL is Sunday, but it doesn't sound like that will be the case.

Mattingly on Monday gave an update of sorts to reporters in Chicago.

Mattingly on Saturday, before Olivera's injury, likened his time in the minors right now to spring training, still needing reps before being major league ready.

"We still feel there's baseball left to play for him to get in shape, to get his legs underneath him. He hasn't played in a while," Mattingly said. "It's not as easy as showing up after playing 10-12 games and feeling like you're ready to go. He still has a little ways to go as far as being ready, then we'll see where we're at."