Hairston not expected to land on DL

Hairston not expected to land on DL

MIAMI -- The left hip injury that knocked Jerry Hairston out of Saturday night's Dodgers game with the Marlins is not expected to land him on the disabled list, manager Don Mattingly said on Sunday.

"Sue [Falsone, our trainer], thinks it will be a day, but we'll see," Mattingly said. "He was getting [Sunday] off anyway with the [pitching] matchups, so the only thing is, can he pinch-hit? We're not thinking DL at all. He said he felt it in Chicago [in May] and it went to the hammy."

Hairston went on the DL then with a hamstring strain, but has played semi-regularly since returning on May 25.

Hairston said he felt the area tighten while taking a first step to his right on Donovan Solano's fifth-inning double that triggered a four-run rally for the Marlins.

Mattingly started Luis Cruz at third base on Sunday.