1:48 AM EDT, Wed April 01, 2015

Dodgers' Don Mattingly not concerned with Juan Uribe's slow spring

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Juan Uribe is hitting just .225 this spring, and eight of his nine hits have been singles. He also recently celebrated his 36th birthday and certainly doesn’t look like a major-league third baseman with his bulging midsection. He is listed in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ media guide at 245 pounds. But Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Uribe showed up to camp at about the same weight he played at entering the 2014 season – during which he batted .

Juan Uribe pranks Tommy Lasorda

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tommy Lasorda may be 87 years old, but he still enjoys mixing it up with the players, who often give it right back. The Hall of Fame former manager, who has been all over Camelback Ranch this spring, nearly got stranded in his golf cart on one of the side fields to interrupt batting practice Thursday morning. Then, he did get stranded on the field and briefly interrupted practice. Juan Uribe helped load up Lasorda’s cart with baseballs, then admonished Lasorda to give the balls away to kids asking for autographs.

Juan Uribe's future with Dodgers after this season is uncertain

Juan Uribe is the Dodgers' starter at third base this season, no matter how he performs this spring. Beyond that, who knows?

Juan Uribe sees a World Series title for Dodgers this year

If Juan Uribe's once-every-five-years theory is to be believed, the Dodgers will win the World Series this season.

Uribe connects off Kershaw

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clayton Kershaw got through one of his least-favorite spring training rituals Saturday morning. He threw batting practice to Dodgers hitters. One of those hitters, Juan Uribe, swung at a hanging slider and sent it over the left-center field fence to rattle around among the rocks. “I’m going to have to hear about Uribe hitting a homer off me all season, so I’m just glad I gave him some confidence for the year,” Kershaw joked.

Dodgers Player News