Justin Ruggiano will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
Ruggiano wasn't likely to make it back before the end of the season had he opted to rest and rehab instead, so the surgery makes sense. It also allows uber-prospect Jorge Soler to man right field for the remainder of the season.
Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.
Andre Ethier will get the start in center field for the slumping slugger who could use a mental health day. He will return to the lineup on Saturday.
Mariners recalled OF James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma.
Jones is hitting .257/.286/.312 with 20 stolen bases in his 82 games with the M's this season. He'll be used as a reserve outfielder.
Mariners optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma.
Ramirez was pounded for 10 earned runs in three-plus innings Wednesday in a spot start. He'll be back next month but might be used as a reliever.
Jason Motte (back) threw a bullpen session Friday.
It's the third time he's thrown off a mound since landing on the disabled list. Motte's next step isn't clear, but he seems to be progressing towards and early September return.