Uribe could hit DL with right hamstring strain

Uribe could hit DL with right hamstring strain

NEW YORK -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe could be headed to the disabled list after reinjuring the right hamstring that kept him sidelined for a week on the last homestand.

Uribe limped into second base on a ninth-inning double in the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Mets on Tuesday night and was lifted for pinch-runner Justin Turner.

After the game, Uribe said the injury was in the same place as the last one, only this time it is worse.

"Right now, it's not feeling good," Uribe said. "It feels really bad now. I'll wait for tomorrow, but it feels [worse] than last time. I felt it going to first base and felt it pull a little bit more. Oh, yeah, it's worse."

Uribe only returned to the lineup Friday night in Arizona. He went 2-for-5 on Tuesday and is batting .303.

Turner and Chone Figgins will likely share the third-base duties in Uribe's absence, at least initially. The only Minor League infielders on the 40-man roster are journeyman Carlos Triunfel, Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero (injured Tuesday in a dugout fracas at Triple-A) and Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena (at Double-A).

The Dodgers need a roster spot for Wednesday's activation of starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and might not call up an infielder immediately.

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