LOS ANGELES -- Juan Uribe took batting practice and participated in fielding drills again before Monday's game against the Miami Marlins, but the Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman didn't play. Manager Don Mattingly said Uribe was available, if needed, but he opted to go with Justin Turner at third.
Uribe, who is nursing a sore right hamstring, missed the past four games, but Mattingly was encouraged by the veteran's progress Monday, saying he didn't believe Uribe would serve a stint on the disabled list.
"He did a lot (Monday), so we'll see if he's sore at all tomorrow," Mattingly said before the Dodgers' 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins. "I hate to put it out there, but whatever it is, we don't feel like its 15 (days on the disabled list). And he's going to be usable, even if it's off the bench for a couple of days."
Mattingly said the Dodgers could use Uribe's glove and bat.
"Obviously, his defense at third is as good as anybody," Mattingly said. "But the guy has been consistent for us offensively, so we miss him a lot."
Uribe was batting .306 with four home runs and 17 RBIs before he was injured.