Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe will manage the Dodgers in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Rockies, Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports. Clayton Kershaw will serve as the team’s pitching coach. Moura clarifies that this is not a joke; it’s actually going to happen.
The Dodgers locked up the NL West title several days ago and the Rockies ceased playing meaningful baseball games months ago, so there’s no harm in having a little fun with the last game of the regular season. Uribe has had another productive season, now in his fourth year as a Dodger. He hit .311/.337/.440 with nine home runs and 54 RBI in 404 plate appearances. He also landed on the 15-day disabled list twice with a strained right hamstring.
Zack Greinke will start on Sunday, so it will be quite interesting if he gets into a jam and Kershaw has to make a trip out to the mound to offer a little advice.