Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Tuesday.
Alvarez has been shut down since mid-June due to a setback with his surgically-repaired shoulder, but he was finally able to resume a minor league rehab assignment last week. At this point, the best-case scenario is that he joins the A's as a reliever down the stretch.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Andre Ethier (leg) is unlikely to be activated on September 1.
Ethier began a minor league rehab assignment last Thursday and is 4-for-10 (.400) with two doubles through his first three games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The veteran outfielder has been out all season with a fractured tibia, so he's be better-served with as many at-bats as possible in the minors before joining the major league roster.
Brandon McCarthy (hip) is scheduled to throw Tuesday.
McCarthy has been sidelined since August 13 due to right hip stiffness, but he threw a bullpen session last Wednesday and continues to ramp things up for his return. It's unclear when he might be activated or what his role might be once he's ready. The Dodgers' rotation has a lot of uncertainty at the moment.
Yunel Escobar (concussion) has been cleared for baseball activities.
Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion after fouling a ball off his face on August 19. The Angels anticipate activating him on Friday in Seattle.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Monday that it's possible Clayton Kershaw (back) could be activated depending on how he feels in his simulated game on Tuesday.
Kershaw hasn't pitched in game since June 26, but he made it through a 60-pitch bullpen session on Friday and is slated to face hitters on Tuesday. It would be aggressive to bring him back after that, but the minor league season is coming to a close. It would be a huge boost to Dodgers fans and fantasy owners if he can come back and be even 80 percent of his usual self. Stay tuned.