6/25/2014 1:13 A.M. ET
Shoulder discomfort keeps Hanley out of lineup
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
KANSAS CITY -- Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez couldn't start Tuesday because of recurring discomfort in his arthritic right A/C joint at the top of his shoulder, where he received a cortisone injection two weeks ago.
The injury previously bothered Ramirez while throwing, but manager Don Mattingly said for the first time Ramirez reported discomfort while batting Monday night, when he went 1-for-4 with a two-run double.
Mattingly said he "hasn't heard anything about" another cortisone shot, but Ramirez did not participate in any pregame on-field activities nor did he speak with reporters.
"At this point, I'm not that concerned," Mattingly said. "He's had a little of this over the last couple of years and we've always been able to give him treatment. If this persists, we'll have to get testing done, but I don't see it. He's day to day. I don't look at it like it will be a big thing."
Ramirez was the designated hitter Monday night and was expected to start at shortstop Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. It was Ramirez's throwing error that cost Kershaw a perfect game in his no-hitter against Colorado last week.
Carlos Triunfel started at shortstop for the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Yasiel Puig was the designated hitter and Jamie Romak the right fielder.
Dee Gordon also was out of the lineup with a scheduled day off against lefty Danny Duffy. Miguel Rojas started at second base, giving the Dodgers three players (Romak, Triunfel and Rojas) with less than one year service time at the bottom of their batting order.
Uribe plays third in rehab game, nears return
KANSAS CITY -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe and left-hander Scott Elbert continued their injury rehab assignments with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday night.
In what probably was Uribe's final game before rejoining the Major League club, he went 0-for-3 with one strikeout while playing third base. He has been out six weeks with a right hamstring strain and could be activated Thursday night when the Dodgers open a four-game set vs. the Cardinals.
Elbert, coming off three elbow operations, pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief and allowed a solo home run in the wind and a walk. He also got a pair of groundouts. Elbert is expected to remain on rehab for at least several more weeks.
Seager, Urias named to Futures Game roster
KANSAS CITY -- Shortstop Corey Seager and left-handed pitcher Julio Urias will represent the Dodgers in the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Seager, a 20-year-old former first-round pick and brother of Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager, will play for the U.S. Team. Urias, only 17 out of Mexico and the youngest player on either roster, will play for the World Team. Both players are currently on the Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga roster.
Seager, ranked as the Dodgers' top prospect, is hitting .353 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs and a 1.019 OPS. Urias, ranked No. 3, is 1-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings.
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 16th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team, which has won each of the last four contests, leads the all-time series, 9-6. The game will begin at 2 p.m. PT and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Featured on MLB Network for the first time, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be called by Matt Vasgersian, Sean Casey and Heidi Watney, along with MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, will provide live play-by-play coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89; Sirius channel 209) in addition to SiriusXM's other comprehensive live coverage from Minneapolis. The game will also be available to SiriusXM subscribers on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smart phones and mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com. Taco Bell All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Target Field, culminating with the 85th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Each Major League organization is represented, and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate. Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at MLB.com/pipeline.
Dodgers prospect Pederson injures right shoulder
KANSAS CITY -- Outfielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, left Triple-A Albuquerque's game at Iowa on Tuesday in the first inning with a right shoulder injury.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly couldn't give reporters a diagnosis, but said he was told it wasn't anything major. He said Pederson returned to Albuquerque after the game and would see a doctor on Wednesday.
Pederson was removed after attempting a diving catch while playing center field in the bottom of the first inning.
The 22-year-old Pederson is hitting .319 with 17 homers, 42 RBIs and an OPS of 1.005.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.