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Uribe set for full exam on sore wrist

Uribe set for full exam on sore wrist

Uribe set for full exam on sore wrist
CHICAGO -- Juan Uribe will have a full medical examination on his sore left wrist, which has kept him out of the starting lineup the last five games, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday.

Uribe originally injured the wrist sliding into home April 15 and missed four games. He started seven of the next eight games but re-injured the wrist during batting practice Monday in Denver. He will be examined once the club returns to Los Angeles for the homestand, which starts Monday night.

"We're still at a point where I don't know how much time it will take," Mattingly said about a complete recovery. "I know he can pinch-hit and I can bring him in a double-switch, but he's not quite right for four at-bats."

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Mattingly started the hot-hitting Jerry Hairston again and said he doesn't feel short-handed because those two have effectively switched roles, as long as Uribe is able to pinch-hit and stay in the game on defense.

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