Uribe to extend rehab assignment

Uribe to extend rehab assignment

SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said third baseman Juan Uribe asked to remain on his injury rehab stint with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga a while longer instead of meeting the club Sunday.

Mattingly on Saturday indicated that Uribe would be evaluated in San Diego on Sunday and could be activated as soon as Monday in Kansas City. Now it looks as if Uribe won't be active until the homestand that opens Thursday night, although Mattingly didn't rule out the possibility of Uribe joining the club in Kansas City.

"It was more him than anyone," said Mattingly. "It sounds like he's not totally comfortable and needs a few more at-bats."

Uribe has played three games with Rancho Cucamonga, one as a designated hitter, two at third base. He is 4-for-11.

He has been nursing a right hamstring strain since May 20. The club has gone 17-12 in his absence.

Ken Gurnick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.