Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

CHICAGO -- Third baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.

"He felt something in the same place that he's been going back and forth with for six to eight weeks," said Mattingly. "It's nothing he's not used to. He came in ready to go, but Stan [Conte, VP medical services] wanted to give him a day."

Uribe appeared to take an awkward swing during a strikeout Friday that ended the top of the fifth inning. Conte came onto the field and spoke with Uribe, who remained in the game for another inning before being removed with the Dodgers ahead big in their eventual 14-5 win over Chicago.

Uribe, signed during the offseason to a two-year deal, is batting a career-high .309 and is 11-for-28 with five RBIs on this trip. But he has missed 46 games with two stints on the disabled list for a strained right hamstring.

Hot-hitting Justin Turner started at third base Saturday, batting sixth.

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