Hairston's strained hamstring not improving

Hairston's strained hamstring not improving

Hairston's strained hamstring not improving
LOS ANGELES -- Juan Rivera went on the disabled list Wednesday with a hamstring injury and Jerry Hairston could be right behind him.

Hairston's left hamstring, injured Sunday, is not responding and he had an MRI on Wednesday night that confirmed a strain.

"It feels the same as yesterday and the day before. It's a little frustrating, but it is what it is," Hairston said Wednesday. "We'll find out tomorrow or Friday. We haven't made a decision."

Maybe not, but manager Don Mattingly was so short-handed Wednesday night he used starting pitcher Chris Capuano to pinch-hit in a bunt situation.

"He's not as good as we'd like," Mattingly said of Hairston before the game. "If he was better, we'd be willing to give him more time. We need to get more info with this -- messing with a hamstring and it's still stiff. There's only so many days; you can't keep going short."

The most likely move should Hairston go on the DL is recalling Justin Sellers, who could back up Dee Gordon at shortstop.