Hairston to DL, Sellers back to majors

LOS ANGELES -- As expected, the Los Angeles Dodgers placed infielder Jerry Hairston on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hamstring. The club had tried to wait out the injury, which Hairston suffered running out an infield hit on Sunday in Chicago, but the improvement slowed earlier this week, and an MRI exam on Wednesday revealed what the medical staff had suspected, which was a strain.

To fill Hairston's roster spot, the team recalled infielder Justin Sellers -- who essentially plays all the same positions Hairston does -- from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move was made retroactive to Monday, meaning Hairston is eligible to return as soon as May 22 at Arizona.