Juan Uribe will play first base Monday, as the Dodgers look at him as a potential backup for Adrian Gonzalez.

Uribe, 33, has played in 1,399 games over a dozen major league seasons and has never played first base.

“But, as you know, one has to do what they’re told,” he said.

Particularly Uribe, who is in danger of being released. Uribe is still owed $8 million, but that probably alone wouldn’t stop the deep-pocketed Dodgers from cutting him.

Uribe hit .199 over his first two seasons with the Dodgers. However, he remains an adequate fielder, leading the Dodgers to believe, or hope, that he could have some value as a utility man.