ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers' third-base situation became muddled even further Tuesday night, when infielder Adam Kennedy aggravated a lingering right groin injury while pinch-hitting. He expects to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
Elian Herrera and Alex Castellanos are the two most likely Triple-A Albuquerque infielders in line to replace the veteran Kennedy, who aggravated the injury on a checked swing, singled on the next pitch, finished out the inning on the bases and then came out of the Dodgers' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals.
"It's been like this awhile and it's not getting any better," Kennedy said after a postgame meeting with manager Don Mattingly.
"I tweaked it yesterday and it's worse today. I first did it at the end of Spring Training and missed about a week and a half. It got better but never really went away. I've been playing a lot lately and it's not good. This kind of stinks."
The left-handed-hitting Kennedy has seen increased playing time lately at third base in a platoon with struggling starter Juan Uribe. After a very slow start, Kennedy is hitting .342 in 15 July games.