Uribe day to day with left hand contusion

Uribe day to day with left hand contusion

LOS ANGELES -- With bad news breaking out all over the place, the good news for the Dodgers is that infielder Juan Uribe's left hand isn't broken.

After the Dodgers lost Jonathan Broxton and Andre Ethier before Wednesday's game to elbow injuries, X-rays confirmed that Uribe had a contusion after being hit by a Carlos Zambrano pitch during a 5-1 loss to the Cubs.

Uribe was hit by a 91-mph fastball during a fourth-inning at-bat. He remained in the game and, in the top of the fifth inning, took a throw from right fielder Jay Gibbons and tagged out Jeff Baker, whose spike nailed Uribe in the same location as the ball.

When the Dodgers came out for the top of the sixth inning, Uribe was replaced by Jamey Carroll at shortstop. Uribe missed five starts on the recent trip with a strained thigh muscle, but had been hitting .364 since April 17.

Uribe is considered day to day.