The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed second baseman Howie Kendrick on the disabled list after left Sunday's game in the top of the fifth inning with a left hamstring strain.
Middle infielder Jose Peraza was called up to take Kendrick’s spot on the roster and will start at second base in Monday night’s game.
Kendrick led off the inning with an infield single, but headed for the dugout immediately after crossing first base. Hamstring injuries sent Kendrick to the DL multiple times in 2008 and '11, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Losing Kendrick will be a blow to the Dodgers offense, as the second baseman had just recorded his fifth consecutive multi-hit game and is hitting .293 with 56 runs scored this season.
Peraza, 21, was acquired in the three-team, 13-player trade on July 31 that also sent Mat Latos and Alex Wood to the Dodgers. He is batting .302 in 106 Triple A games this year, with 13 doubles, eight triples and 27 stolen bases.
The Dodgers are in first place in the NL West, three games ahead of the San Francisco Giants.
- Erin Flynn and Dan Gartland