8/16/2014 2:52 A.M. ET
Dodgers acquire righty Germano from Rangers
By Ken Gurnick and Michael Lananna / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Seeking depth after a swarm of pitching injuries, the Dodgers on Friday acquired Minor League right-hander Justin Germano from the Texas Rangers for future considerations and assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Germano, 32, has pitched in parts of nine big league seasons. This year he was 4-13 with a 4.51 ERA starting for Triple-A Round Rock, while making only two appearances for the Rangers.
Germano is the third pitcher the club has acquired this month after Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Correia. Hernandez has replaced the injured Josh Beckett in the rotation and Correia will step in if Hyun-Jin Ryu needs to miss a start. Otherwise, he will serve in long relief.
The Dodgers this year have lost for the season Chad Billingsley, Paul Maholm, Chris Withrow, Onelki Garcia, Stephen Fife and Ross Stripling. Beckett is probably lost for the season.
Relievers Chris Perez and Paco Rodriguez are on the disabled list, but expected back this season.
Uribe day to day with tight right hamstring
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe left Friday night's 6-3 loss to the Brewers after six innings with tightness in his right hamstring. Manager Don Mattingly said the move was precautionary. Uribe is day to day.
"His hammy tightened up on him. The same one as before, so we tried to get him out of there," Mattingly said, referring to the injury that caused Uribe to miss 34 games earlier in the year.
"I guess we'll know more tomorrow," Mattingly said when asked if he's concerned. "A little bit, just because it's the same leg. They're a little finicky, it seems like."
Justin Turner took over for Uribe at third base to start the seventh inning.
Uribe was 1-for-3 on the night at the plate and is hitting .293 on the season.
Ryu heading to disabled list
LOS ANGELES -- Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right hip strain sustained during Wednesday's start against the Braves, manager Don Mattingly said before Friday night's matchup with the Brewers at Dodger Stadium.
The decision was made after Ryu underwent an MRI and was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Friday. The MRI showed a grade 1-2 strain of the gluteus medius and piriformis muscles of his right posterior hip area, which help stabilize the hip and leg during the throwing motion. The Dodgers will recall reliever Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Mattingly said the Dodgers are still unsure of a timetable for Ryu's return. The left-hander will be reevaluated in a few days.
"What we thought yesterday is pretty much what we know today," Mattingly said. "We'll know more in three, four, five days, what he's going to be able to do. This isn't an injury that they've seen a whole lot of."
Ryu, who has never had an injury like this before, said he feels good about the diagnosis.
"Fortunately, it wasn't anything too serious," Ryu, 27, said through a translator. "I think a short bit of rest will heal me up, and I'll be good.
"I definitely feel better than I did two days ago, so there's improvement, which is definitely a good sign."
This marks the second time Ryu, 13-6 with a 3.28 ERA on the season, has gone on the DL. He missed 20 games from April 28-May 21 with left shoulder inflammation. He said his current injury occurred as he used his right foot to plant and balance during his delivery.
Kevin Correia will start in Ryu's place Tuesday against the Padres, Mattingly said. Acquired on Saturday from the Twins for additional pitching depth, Correia held the Braves to one run on four hits in six innings in his Dodger debut on Monday.
Correia will join Roberto Hernandez, acquired from the Phillies Aug. 7, in the Dodgers' rotation with Ryu and right-hander Josh Beckett (hip) both on the disabled list.
Mattingly said he isn't worried about the state of his rotation.
"Not as long as they keep pitching the way they have," Mattingly said. "We've gotten good outings. Kevin pitched good. Roberto has pitched good both times, so as long as guys keep pitching well, you're not thinking about it too much."
Puig takes Ice Bucket Challenge
LOS ANGELES -- Most of the time, cooler dumping occurs after a win. But that wasn't the case on Friday.
With some help from teammate Scott Van Slyke, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before Friday's game against the Brewers. Van Slyke dumped one cooler on Puig, who then dumped another cooler on himself for good measure.
Comedian George Lopez chose Puig to partake in the challenge, which raises ALS awareness and money for the cure of ALS.
Puig challenged Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez -- in town for a three-game set with the Dodgers -- after he dumped the second cooler on himself.
"Carlos Gomez," Puig said. "You next."
• Shortstop Hanley Ramirez (oblique) took grounders before Friday's game, flipping to second base and lobbing the ball with a coach. He's been on the disabled list since Saturday.
• Left-hander Paul Maholm underwent right ACL knee reconstruction and medial meniscus repair on Friday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Maholm, on the disabled list since Aug. 2, is expected to begin rehab next week but won't return this season.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Michael Lananna is an associate reporter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.