Justin Turner, Juan Uribe leave game

ByMark Saxon ESPN logo
Sunday, April 12, 2015

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost two third basemen in a span of about 10 minutes during Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Justin Turner left the game after getting spiked on the left index finger by A.J. Pollock as the Arizona center fielder slid into third base on a steal attempt in the third inning. Turner dropped the ball and was charged with an error.

The team later announced that X-rays on his finger were negative. He is day to day.

Juan Uribe replaced Turner at third base but appeared to injure himself throwing out Paul Goldschmidt at first. Uribe left the game the following inning with what the team later called left hamstring tightness.

Uribe was on the disabled list twice in 2014 with a strained right hamstring.

He described the injury as "not too bad," and said he thought there was a chance he could play Sunday, but the Dodgers didn't sound confident given Uribe's history.

"Juan's at this point day-to-day. We'll find out how he is tomorrow," manager Don Mattingly said.

Alex Guerrero pinch hit for Uribe, then made his major league debut at third base.

The Dodgers' pitching depth already has been tested by injuries to Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenley Jansen and Brandon League. Now they could find themselves stretched on the infield as well.

They signed Cuban Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract last month, but he remains in the Dominican Republic awaiting paperwork before traveling to the United States. Corey Seager, the Dodgers' top infield prospect, is beginning the season at Double-A Tulsa.