Dodgers place 3B Hairston on disabled list

Dodgers place 3B Hairston on disabled list

Published Aug. 13, 2012 3:01 p.m. ET

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers
placed third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list on Monday
with a left hip injury and recalled Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Manager Don Mattingly says the
hip has been bothering Hairston for several months and flared up again during a
7-3 loss to Miami on Saturday night. Hairston left the game early and did not
play in Sunday's series finale.

Hairston is batting .273 with
four home runs and 26 RBIs in 78 games but has struggled since the All-Star
break, hitting .212 in his past 21 games. He missed 16 games in May with a left
hamstring strain.

Mattingly says Herrera gives the
Dodgers needed flexibility. Herrera is hitting .243 with one home run and 16
RBIs in 51 games.