Uribe has never drawn more than 45 walks in a season, but he is on pace to break that mark this year.
Has Uribe's sudden increase in walks surprised manager Don Mattingly?
"A little bit," Mattingly said before Wednesday's game against the Rockies. "It allows me really to be able to hit him back there in the eight hole."
Uribe is hitting .219 with two homers and four RBIs. But he has shown more patience at the plate and seen more time lately at third base. Uribe has started six of the last seven games at third.
"He's been swinging the bat good, too," Mattingly said. "His at-bats are good."
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com.
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