PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgersplaced third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list on Mondaywith a left hip injury and recalled Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Manager Don Mattingly says thehip has been bothering Hairston for several months and flared up again during a7-3 loss to Miami on Saturday night. Hairston left the game early and did notplay in Sunday's series finale.
Hairston is batting .273 withfour home runs and 26 RBIs in 78 games but has struggled since the All-Starbreak, hitting .212 in his past 21 games. He missed 16 games in May with a lefthamstring strain.
Mattingly says Herrera gives theDodgers needed flexibility. Herrera is hitting .243 with one home run and 16RBIs in 51 games.