5/10/2014 2:16 A.M. ET
Ryu plays catch; bullpen session is next step
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu resumed playing catch Friday for the first time since going on the disabled list April 28 with left shoulder blade inflammation.
Manager Don Mattingly said the easy throwing session went well and he was "confident" the left-hander's return would "go pretty quick" because he's "not having pain."
Ryu is eligible to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, but he will at least need to throw a bullpen session, if not a simulated game or rehab start, before he rejoins the Dodgers' rotation.
"He's pain free, and that's the best thing," said Mattingly. "There's no indication it's something serious. When he's able to throw a 'pen, he'll get right back on it."
Ryu played catch with Dan Haren, who is scheduled to start Monday. Haren has been dealing with back stiffness and did not participate in pitchers' fielding drills Friday, but Mattingly said Haren is "fine."
Mattingly also indicated that A.J. Ellis continued to work at the club's Arizona facility, catching seven innings Friday, getting a hit and getting hit by two pitches. Ellis will serve as designated hitter on Saturday and Mattingly said a Minor League rehab assignment could be next.
Mattingly tossed as Giants tilt gets heated
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ejected by plate umpire Will Little in the sixth inning of Friday night's loss to the Giants for arguing balls and strikes.
Trailing by the final margin, 3-1, Mattingly was ejected shortly after a home run by Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig triggered a shouting confrontation between Puig and Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner as Puig was heading home.
But Mattingly said the exchange between Puig and Bumgarner had nothing to do with the ejection.
"I'd been on him all night," Mattingly said. "I didn't like the zone, he was up all night and I just got tired of watching it." Mattingly was ejected after a called strike to Hanley Ramirez three pitches after Puig's home run. It was Mattingly's 13th ejection as manager and first this year.
Uribe sits with hamstring strain; DL stint TBD
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Juan Uribe was day to day with a mild right hamstring strain, but he didn't rule out a trip to the disabled list for the third baseman, who left Thursday night's game in the ninth inning.
"If it'll be a while, it could be a DL," said Mattingly. "We're not going to go six or seven days without him. If he can't run, he can't play. We'll find out tomorrow if he can run."
Uribe was hurt when grounding into a double-play in the seventh inning. He was replaced by Chone Figgins in Thursday night's loss, but Justin Turner started at third base Friday night.
As Mattingly pointed out, the Dodgers don't have a top third-base prospect in the Minor League system. Triple-A Albuquerque's roster doesn't even list a player as a third baseman. Miguel Rojas has started there for the Isotopes the last three games, but he isn't on the Major League roster. Carlos Triunfel and Alex Guerrero are on the roster, but they have played mostly shortstop and second base, respectively. If Uribe goes on the DL, Mattingly said he would likely use Turner and Figgins at the position and call up "somebody" as a utility man.
Guerrero is the better hitter, Triunfel the better defender.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.