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Dodgers | To mix and match at 3B

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly plans on mixing and matching at third base, with 3B Juan Uribe starting at third base Thursday, April 25, after three games of INF Jerry Hairston Jr. playing the hot corner. 3B Nick Punto has also started there twice with 3B Luis Cruz hitting .087. "It's hard to say it belongs to anybody," Mattingly said of third base. "I'll keep trying to match up numbers the best I can. The bright side is they all catch the ball. For me, it's mix and match." Cruz is "working on stuff" in the batting cages to try to shake his slump.

Fantasy Tip: This has now become a situation to avoid in fantasy leagues, perhaps even NL-only leagues, at least for now. Cruz will probably be given a shot to reclaim the job outright, but he'll have to make the most of the opportunities when he gets them. Look elsewhere for the time being.

2013-04-25 11:24:26 | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

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