The DL on the DL
Updates from around Major League Baseball on players who are "freshly back" from the disabled list or "newly gone" to the DL.
- Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe: Uribe was on the DL for a total of 16 days after being placed there on May 21st due to a strained left hip flexor. He was hit by a pitch in a rehab game on Saturday, but the X- were negative. Juan Castro was designated for assignment. Castro has only played in seven games this season.
- Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Blake Hawksworth: Hawksworth was on the DL for a total of 26 days after being placed there on May 11th with a strained right groin. He re-injured the groin while on a rehab assignment and an MRI revealed a tear in his hip. However, he will pitch through this throughout the season. Right-handed pitcher John Ely, who has only appeared in two games this season, was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Florida Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez - 15-Day DL, Strained left lower back: Ramirez has been out of the lineup since May 30th with a back injury. He has been struggling this year, to the tune of a .210 batting average and a .306 on-base percentage. This is the first DL stint for Ramirez in his career, though he has missed quite a few days due to injury. LHP Brad Hand was called up from Double-A Jacksonville and will make his career debut as the starting pitcher on Tuesday versus the Braves.