Originally posted on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 5/11/12


The Dodgers officially placed super utility-man Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list earlier today with a strained left hamstring. That move was simultaneously followed up by recalling Justin Sellers from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hairston, who has been tearing it up in the early part of the 2012 season, was injured Sunday at Wrigley Field while legging out an infield hit. The disabled list placement will be retroactive to May 7th. Before going on the disabled list Hairston was batting .315/.403/.463 in 54 at bats for the Dodgers this season. Hairston despite hitting very well, has been more of a force defensively while spending the majority of his playing time at the hot corner.

Hamstrings are certainly not something to take lightly, so this is a smart move by Mattingly in my opinion. Hairston has been a nice surprise and keeping this guy healthy and allowing the hamstring to heal properly will payoff in the long run.

Sellers gets the call-up after just being sent down to Triple-A to create room for the newly acquired Bobby Abreu. Sellers will need to get things started quickly after a dismal start on the 2012 season.
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