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Dodgers Place Hairston On DL, Recall Infielder/Outfielder Herrera

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Jerry Hairston Jr. #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles to left field in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game at Dodger Stadium on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 6-2. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Jerry Hairston Jr. #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles to left field in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game at Dodger Stadium on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 6-2. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Dodgers placed infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a left groin strain, and recalled utility player Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hairston was batting .255 for the Dodgers this season with a home run and five RBI through 20 games.

Hairston is in his second year with the club, and joins the ever-growing list of Dodgers to be placed on the DL, including second baseman Mark Ellis and shortstop Hanley Ramirez earlier this week.

Herrera was batting .250 with two home runs, four doubles, and 16 RBI through 27 games with the Isotopes, and had hit safely in seven of his last eight games, in which he batted .306 with a pair of homers and five RBI.

Herrerra, 28, played in 67 games last season with the Dodgers, appearing in 13 games at second base, 20 games at third base, 22 games in left field, two games at shortstop, nine games in center field, and seven games in right field. He batted .251 with a home run and 17 RBI in the majors last year.

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