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March 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of … your own locker? It's an oldie but a goodie, a baseball prank that still works in the 21 st century. If doubtful, check out this video, in which a startled Juan Uribe is scared almost back to the Dominican Republic. This time it was that clubhouse practical jokester Hanley Ramirez providing the laughs, hiding in Uribe's locker and jumping out at him with a "Boo!" so effective that it even made the cameraman, presumably in on all this, jump.
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April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
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April 19, 2012 | By James Peltz
MILWAUKEE -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe has a sore left wrist and will miss Thursday's series finale against the Brewers at Miller Park. The injury was disclosed before the game by Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, who said he first heard about it during the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night. "They came to me like in the seventh inning and said Uribe can't swing -- he can play defense, though," Mattingly said, adding that Uribe said he might have injured the wrist sliding.
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April 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: Brian Wilson failed to complete a ninth inning in which he gave up three hits and allowed the Phillies to break a 3-3 stalemate. Wilson gave up a two-run double to Carlos Ruiz. His night ended when he hit Ryan Howard to load the bases. Wilson was replaced by Jamey Wright, who promptly gave up a two-run single to Marlon Byrd that increased the Phillies' lead to 7-3. ON THE MOUND : Dan Haren made another solid start and could have won his fourth game if not for a fifth-inning error by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
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March 10, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Matt Kemp finally collected a couple of spring hits, Clayton Kershaw did not allow an earned run in five innings, Tony Gwynn Jr. crashed into the center-field wall to make a wonderful catch -- and none of it could take the spotlight away from sluggin' Juan Uribe. Uribe is what normally would be called a “beleaguered” player, except most of his struggles were borne from simple failure. In his two seasons as a Dodger, Uribe has batted .199 with .262 on-base and .289 slugging percentages.
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September 8, 2009 | Associated Press
at San Francisco 9, San Diego 4: Juan Uribe hit two home runs and a triple, and Brad Penny (2-0) didn't give up a hit until the fifth inning. The Giants remained two games behind Colorado in the National League wild-card race. St. Louis 3, at Milwaukee 0: Chris Carpenter (16-3) gave up only a fifth-inning double by Jody Gerut and won his 11th decision in a row. Chicago 4, at Pittsburgh 2: Derek Lee hit two home runs for the Cubs, who helped assure the Pirates of a 17th consecutive losing season, the longest for any team in the four major North American pro team sports.
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February 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Juan Uribe will play first base Monday, as the Dodgers look at him as a potential backup for Adrian Gonzalez. Uribe, 33, has played in 1,399 games over a dozen major league seasons and has never played first base. “But, as you know, one has to do what they're told,” he said. Particularly Uribe, who is in danger of being released. Uribe is still owed $8 million, but that probably alone wouldn't stop the deep-pocketed Dodgers from cutting him. Uribe hit .199 over his first two seasons with the Dodgers.
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October 31, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
JUAN URIBE , 33, infielder Final 2012 stats: I suppose we must -- .191 batting average, two home runs, 17 RBIs, with .250 on-base and .284 slugging percentages. Contract status: Sorry, he's signed for another year at $7 million. The good: He managed to smile a lot and not be a clubhouse disruption after getting buried. Went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs in an April 23, 7-2 victory over the Braves. Hey, you can look it up. Was actually the starting third baseman the first six weeks of the season (until injuring his wrist)
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August 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Is Juan Uribe's time with the Dodgers nearing the end? Uribe said Tuesday there's no point in worrying about that. "Whatever happens, there's nothing I can do about it," Uribe said. "I can't control that. If they want to trade me or do something else, that's something I can't control. The decision is for them to make. I'm here to do whatever they want me to do. " Uribe has barely played since the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez , and the team could decide to part ways with him in the coming days, as a roster spot will have to be cleared when utilityman Adam Kennedy makes his anticipated return from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
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July 5, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - When Matt Kemp felt something pop in his surgically repaired left shoulder Friday night, he panicked. "I thought I was done," Kemp said. He wasn't, at least not in any lasting sense, as the damage from that second-inning swing and miss was limited to irritation of his AC joint and not in the area on which he had off-season surgery. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 10, San Francisco 2 The Dodgers weren't done either. Baseball's hottest team won for the 11th time in 13 games, steamrolling the last-place San Francisco Giants, 10-2.
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April 24, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Brian Wilson's not right and it's time to worry, baby. Everything seems a struggle for Wilson right now, and it was never more evident than Thursday night when he was charged with four runs in the ninth inning that led the Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers before a sellout crowd of 51,699 at Dodger Stadium. Wilson hasn't looked like the Wilson who arrived late last season -- and was just short of a sensation, going 2-1 with a 0.66 earned-run average and 0.87 WHIP. He spent a 15-day stint on the disabled list with what the Dodgers called nerve irritation, but was really more for him to build up arm strength.
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April 23, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Zack Greinke looks pretty much the same whatever the situation. Whether his team is rolling or struggling, he's unruffled, not overly concerned. Which makes him a pretty good guy to send out to the mound when the Dodgers are scuffling. For the third time in this young season, Greinke followed a team loss by pitching them to victory the following night. This time he went seven-plus innings, striking out 11, to lead the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night that snapped a two-game losing streak before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 40,776.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Seems the Dodgers couldn't beat the Diamondbacks forever. Or six consecutive times. They went extra innings Friday night, only for what little remained of a Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,680 to see the Dodgers fall, 4-2, in 12 innings. The Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak by scoring twice off Dodgers reliever Chris Perez. With a spent bullpen, Perez pitched two innings for the first time this season. He gave up a leadoff double to A.J. Pollack in the 12th and then hit Cliff Pennington with a pitch as he attempted to bunt.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
As it turns out, we all got the question wrong. How would the Dodgers split playing time among four outfielders? By the time the Dodgers finally got their four headline outfielders healthy at the same time, they had decided to split time among five outfielders. For now, the Dodgers have a stable outfield rotation. If they face a right-hander, the outfield consists of Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, and either Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig. If they face a left-hander, the outfield consists of Kemp, Puig and Scott Van Slyke.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
And the Dodgers' leading hitter after their first 16 games is 35-year-old Juan Uribe. Of course, just the way everyone had it figured. After two horrible seasons and one sports hernia surgery, Uribe was looking like an incredible bust . He had lost his job to a journeyman infielder, and really, was no longer in the Dodgers' plans. Then given another opportunity, he turned things around nicely last season and was rewarded with another two-year, $15-million deal. Unthinkable a year earlier, and certainly not without risk now at his age. Only now look at him. He's not only picked up where he left off last season (.278, 12 homers, 50 RBI, 22 doubles in 388 at-bats)
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April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
And the Dodgers' leading hitter after their first 16 games is 35-year-old Juan Uribe. Of course, just the way everyone had it figured. After two horrible seasons and one sports hernia surgery, Uribe was looking like an incredible bust . He had lost his job to a journeyman infielder, and really, was no longer in the Dodgers' plans. Then given another opportunity, he turned things around nicely last season and was rewarded with another two-year, $15-million deal. Unthinkable a year earlier, and certainly not without risk now at his age. Only now look at him. He's not only picked up where he left off last season (.278, 12 homers, 50 RBI, 22 doubles in 388 at-bats)
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December 14, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hanley Ramirez won't have to change positions. Juan Uribe is returning to the Dodgers. But retaining Uribe will come at a considerable cost to the Dodgers. The team has agreed to a two-year deal with the third baseman, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the contract isn't finalized. The Dodgers didn't want to offer the 34-year-old Uribe a multiyear deal, considering how their previous one turned out. Uribe batted a combined .199 in the first two years of his recently completed three-year, $21-million contract.
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April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Giants 3, Dodgers 2 KEY MOMENT: Brandon League is guaranteed a combined $17 million over this season and next, which is probably why he is still with the Dodgers and Paco Rodriguez isn't. Because the Dodgers can't send League to the minor leagues without his consent, they optioned Rodriguez to triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday to create a roster spot for Brian Wilson. The Dodgers were immediately forced to deal with the consequences of that decision. Saving Wilson for a save situation, Manager Don Mattingly called on League to pitch the 12th inning with the game tied, 2-2. League wasn't helped by his defense, but he didn't help himself either.
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April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Maybe it just had to be a taxing loss. In a game that took nearly five hours, went 12 innings and used 15 pitchers, the Giants kept wasting scoring opportunities until they finally found their way to Dodgers reliever Brandon League. Then they finally won it when light-hitting backup catcher Hector Sanchez singled in the winning run for a 3-2 victory at AT&T Park. Brandon Crawford started the rally with a one-out single. Brandon Hicks hit a bouncer off the glove of Juan Uribe -- who otherwise was having a brilliant night -- but shortstop Hanley Ramirez was able to get to the ball to at least throw out Hicks.
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