Will Yoder
Thursday April 19th, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers have sent third baseman Juan Uribe to a specialist in Houston for his left wrist injury, according to MLB.com.

"They said he can play defense but not bat," said manager Don Mattingly before Thursday's game. "I had him in there today. I didn't hear about this until during the game. They told me he can't swing. I was caught by surprise last night. [The Brewers'] team doctor will look at it today, and when we get to Houston tomorrow, they'll have a specialist look at it, and we'll make a decision from there, I guess."

Uribe sat out on Wednesday night because of pitching matchups, but his wrist appears to be worse than originally thought. Through 34 at bats this season he has hit just .235 with one RBI. Uribe is currently in his second season of a three-year $21 million deal. Last year he hit just .204 with four homeruns and 28 RBIs in 77 games played.

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