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Dodgers' set lineup leaves Uribe with limited role

Dodgers' set lineup leaves Uribe with limited role

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Dodgers' set lineup leaves Uribe with limited role
LOS ANGELES -- Juan Uribe appearances have been few and far between in recent weeks, and it doesn't look as if that is going to change.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Uribe will get the call if a good matchup or a pinch-hit and double-switch opportunity comes up, but at this point he considers the infielder an extra on a team with a pretty much set lineup.

"I'm going to play the team that gives us the best chance to win," Mattingly said.

Mattingly said Uribe has been understanding about the lack of playing time, which is the result of a .193 batting average this season in 150 at-bats.

Uribe has appeared in only 10 games since the All-Star break, and most of those appearances have been as a defensive replacement or pinch-hitter late in games.

"I'm sure he's not happy," Mattingly said. "I guess you really don't want him to be happy."

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