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Dodgers put 3B Uribe on DL, option RHP Withrow

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm •  Published: May 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Third baseman Juan Uribe was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a strained right hamstring.

The team activated left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu from the DL to start against the New York Mets. Ryu had been out since late April with shoulder inflammation.

Right-handed reliever Chris Withrow was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, and Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena was called up from Double-A Chattanooga. Arruebarrena signed a $25 million, five-year contract in February.

Uribe sat out five games this month with a sore right hamstring, but returned to the lineup last weekend. He limped off the field Tuesday night after running out a ninth-inning double.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said it's too early to tell how long Uribe might be out, especially because hamstring injuries "are always a little messy."

The 35-year-old Uribe is hitting .303 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 40 games.

Justin Turner and Chone Figgins will fill in at third base, Mattingly said. Turner started Wednesday night against his former team.

Turner played for the Mets from 2010-13, and it was a bit of a surprise when the club did not offer him a contract for this season.

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