LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers activated infielder Juan Uribe from the disabled list on Monday, but manager Don Mattingly opted to keep him out of the lineup for the series opener against the Angels. The move sends Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque.Mattingly wanted to give Uribe the day off after he played three straight rehab games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He went 3-for-10 with a home run, a triple and three RBIs while with the Isotopes. Mattingly said he plans to play Uribe on Tuesday and Wednesday and then give him another day off to "break him in slowly." "One more day is going to be the best thing for us," said Mattingly, who added the unfamiliarity of the Angels' Monday starter, Garrett Richards, also played a factor. Uribe exited the lineup on May 13 with pain in his left wrist after hitting .250 through the Dodgers' first 25 games. Castellanos, who was called up when Matt Kemp was sent back to the DL on May 31, hit only .143 and struck out seven times in 21 at-bats. On Sunday, Mattingly said he likes what he's seen in Castellanos, but added he needs to keep playing. On the flip side, Uribe's return means Elian Herrera will be headed to the bench after filling in admirably over the past month. Mattingly said he won't be able to get Herrera in every day, but he will try to get the utility man in games as much as possible, with the outfield as the most likely destination. Herrera is hitting .295 with a .386 on-base percentage, while providing a consistent bat toward the top of the Dodgers' lineup.
Dodgers honor 'Spanish voice' Jarrin
LOS ANGELES -- Vin Scully has been with the Dodgers for an unparalleled 62 years, but Jaime Jarrin, "the Spanish voice of the Dodgers," isn't far behind.Jarrin, in his 54th season calling games for the team, was honored before Monday night's game against the neighboring Angels as part of the Dodgers' season-long celebration of Dodger Stadium's 50th anniversary. A Jaime Jarrin T-shirt with his famed home run call, "¡Se va, se va, y se fue ... despidala con un beso!" was given out to the first 30,000 fans. Jarrin, along with his son, Jorge, and grandson, Stefan, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Jorge is a Spanish play-by-play announcer for PRIME TICKET, and Stefan played rookie ball last season after being selected by the Dodgers in the 40th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Jaime Jarrin was presented with a plaque honoring his years of service with the team and a video about Jarrin's career, featuring colleagues, coaches and former players congratulating the announcer was shown before the game. A loud round of applause from the crowd at Dodger Stadium greeted Jarrin after the video. The Ford C. Frick Award-winning announcer's first year with the team was 1959, when the Dodgers won the World Series, and he has been in the booth for more than 8,200 regular-season games, 25 MLB All-Star Games, more than 100 postseason games and 20 World Series games.
Dodgers have no return date set for Kemp
LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp continues to do more work each day while rehabbing his injured left hamstring, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly isn't committing to a return date for the injured outfielder."We're just moving forward with him, doing more activities and running," Mattingly said. As for injured starter Ted Lilly, Mattingly said everything is "status quo" and that he hasn't heard anything about shoulder surgery being an option. Mattingly said infielder Mark Ellis, on the DL with a knee injury, has been doing "quite good," noting that he has been throwing and that he'd possibly hit off a tee on Monday. He said Ellis could hit in a group and be on the field by the end of the homestand. Mattingly added Javy Guerra is also doing good six days after knee surgery, walking around and playing catch. Mattingly said Guerra could be on the field at the end of the homestand, as well.
Alex Angert is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.