Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:14:15 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in re-signing 3B Juan Uribe, but he is seeking a three-year contract.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:03:54 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe hit three solo home runs in a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, Sept. 9.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:16:50 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Michael Young will come off the bench for the team to spell 3B Juan Uribe when needed. Young can also play some first base. "I think he's a professional player that's got a chance to help us," said general manager Ned Colletti. "We've got a long way to go and, when you can add people this time of year who bring what he brings, you act. We've gone for it, we'll continue to go for it." Los Angeles will pay Young around $1 million of his $16 million salary. The team placed SP Josh Beckett (shoulder, neck) on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Young on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Young loses basically all of his value in mixed formats.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:23:14 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to trade a veteran piece on their roster in order to add prospects that could help them out beyond this season, and OF Andre Ethier is the name most mentioned in trade rumors. They are also willing to carry Ethier as a fourth outfielder for the rest of the season as insurance. OF Yasiel Puig's emergence has made Ethier expendable, and OF Joc Pederson is a year away from making his impact at the big league level. Los Angeles seems content to stick with 3B Juan Uribe at third base.
Fantasy Tip: Whether the team trades Ethier likely depends on how confident they are in Carl Crawford (hamstring) returning to full health. Ethier would likely benefit from a change of scenery, especially if it's somewhere that will guarantee him consistent playing time.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:06:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe (back) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, June 16, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to tightness in his back. He is considered day to day, and he was available off the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Uribe has very little fantasy value outside the deepest of NL-only formats. If you normally depend on him, you might want to go another way for the upcoming week.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:24:26 -0700
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.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:55:51 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to use 3B Luis Cruz at shortstop while SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) is out of the lineup. 3B Juan Uribe would play at third base during that time.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz was already scheduled to be in the team's starting lineup as the third baseman, so his value will not change much. Uribe could become an option in National League-only leagues if he does get most of the time at third base with Ramirez out.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:09:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Justin Sellers will be considered to fill in for SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb), even though Sellers was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, March 19. SS Dee Gordon (ankle) is dealing with a mild left ankle sprain. Sellers is considered a better pure defender than Gordon, but he was hitting only .150 this spring. INFs Luis Cruz, Nick Punto, Juan Uribe and Jerry Hairston Jr. are all options, as well. SS Miguel Rojas is in minor league camp and has been compared defensively to former SS Omar Vizquel.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what direction the Dodgers will go at shortstop, but Cruz and Gordon make the most sense. The bottom line is none of these options have significant fantasy value, and Los Angeles will likely stick with whoever is playing the best.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:53:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the team would move 3B Luis Cruz to shortstop if SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) is out for an extended amount of time. INFs Nick Punto, Juan Uribe and Jerry Hairston Jr. would all be considered at third base in that situation.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz was already slated to start at third base, so this won't change much other than making him eligible at shortstop. Punto, Uribe and Hairston could all cannibalize playing time from each other in some fashion.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:41:15 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers have depth at the middle-infield positions and could deal INF Juan Uribe or INF Nick Punto.