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Kiké Hernandez placed on DL with hamstring strain, Austin Barnes recalled from OKC

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will be without utility man Kiké Hernandez for at least a few weeks with a strained left hamstring, placed on the 15-day disabled list before Monday night's game against the Giants.

Manager Don Mattingly said the injury was a Grade 1 strain, and said it was basically the same as the hamstring strains of Yasiel Puig and Howie Kendrick, the latter who has been out since Aug. 9 and who is still not at 100 percent.

"I think realistically it will be at least a couple of weeks," Mattingly said.

Hernandez hurt his hamstring while trying to beat out a ground ball to second base in the eighth inning on Sunday night against the Cubs.

The primary role of late for Hernandez has been center field, but while also backing up at second base, shortstop and third base. Joc Pederson gets the start in center field on Monday night, but the right-handed Jose Peraza could see time there as well in addition to his infield duties.

"Joc will be a guy, Peraza may be a guy you'll see out there [in center field]," Mattingly said. "We'll try to match that up a little bit."

Catcher Austin Barnes is here at Dodger Stadium and took batting practice, and was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City one day earlier than expected. Barnes will be active for Monday's game.