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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder | #33

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 14 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Van Slyke (back) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.
He's been sidelined with lower back tightness since April 12. Van Slyke has been working to strengthen his core muscles but there's no indication he's close to resuming baseball activities. The Dodgers' outfield has been plagued by injuries all year, though Carl Crawford's return Tuesday should provide a nice boost. Apr 26 - 12:11 PM

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Scott Van Slyke (back) will not be cleared to participate in baseball activities until next week.

And next week would be the earliest he will be cleared for baseball activities. Van Slyke could miss upwards of a month in total. Manager Dave Roberts indicated on Sunday that at the very least, the outfielder will miss more than the 15-day minimum on the disabled list. He has been battling lower back irritation since just after Opening Day.
Apr 20 - 5:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Scott Van Slyke (back) will miss more than the minimum 15 days on the disabled list.

His stint on the disabled list was backdated to April 10, but he will not be ready for activation when the 15 days are up in late April. The Dodgers are rolling with Howie Kendrick in left field on Sunday and could continue to do so, allowing he and Chase Utley to be in the lineup together.
Apr 17 - 5:17 PM

Dodgers placed OF Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with lower back irritation.

Van Slyke was reportedly feeling better after leaving Saturday's game due to back tightness, but he wasn't going to be available for a few more days. Yasmani Grandal has been activated from the disabled list and will take his place on the active roster.
Apr 12 - 1:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) reported improvement on Sunday and is expected to avoid the disabled list.

Van Slyke exited Saturday's contest with back tightness. He's slated to see ample time in left field with Andre Ethier (leg) and now Carl Crawford (back) sidelined.
Apr 10 - 2:39 PM

Scott Van Slyke left Saturday's game against the Giants with lower back tightness.

Joc Pederson pinch-ran for him in the third inning after he was plunked by Madison Bumgarner. The Dodgers can't catch a break right now with injuries. Andre Ethier is expected to miss the next 2-3 months with a fractured tibia while Carl Crawford was just placed on the disabled list with a back injury. Consider Van Slyke day-to-day.
Apr 9 - 6:15 PM

Scott Van Slyke was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a minor hip flexor injury.

He's expected to rest for a couple days but should be fine. Van Slyke will see ample time against left-handed pitching again this season.
Mar 20 - 12:47 PM

Scott Van Slyke clubbed a two-run homer Friday as the Dodgers and Rangers played to a 3-3 tie.

The Rangers had the lead in the top of the ninth inning before Jefri Hernandez uncorked a wild pitch which allowed Corey Brown to score from third base. The teams elected to not play extra innings. Van Slyke dealt with multiple injuries last season while batting just .239 with six home runs and a .700 OPS over 253 plate appearances. He’s capable of doing some damage against left-handed pitching, but there are some playing time questions in the Dodgers’ outfield.
Mar 4 - 6:27 PM

Dodgers and OF Scott Van Slyke avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.

This is his first of four years of arbitration as a Super 2 qualifier. Van Slyke earned just over the major league minimum ($522,500) in 2015 while batting .239/.317/.383 with six home runs and 30 RBI in 96 games. He had a .910 OPS and 11 homers in 98 games in 2014.
Jan 14 - 1:19 PM

Scott Van Slyke (wrist) said he won't be active for the NLDS against the Mets.

Van Slyke dealt with soreness in his right hand and wrist down the stretch and still isn't able to hit without pain. He could be a factor in future rounds, but he's just not ready yet. His absence will likely open up a spot on the roster for Yasiel Puig.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke (wrist) took swings in the batting cage on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, manager Don Mattingly later indicated that the swings didn't go particularly well. Van Slyke was hopeful to take batting practice, but his wrist simply isn't up to speed yet. He was given a cortisone shot on Friday, but his status for the team's NLDS showdown with the Mets remains clouded.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke received a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist on Friday.

He has been in and out of the lineup for most of September due to soreness in his hand and wrist, and has been unable to take batting practice for the past few days. As of now, he's still expected to be a part of the Dodgers postseason roster, but any further setbacks could change that.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:05:00 AM

Scott Van Slyke (hand) is in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Van Slyke has been unavailable for a few days due to soreness in his hand brought upon by a cyst. He's ready to go now, though, and is filling in for Adrian Gonzalez (back) at first base.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 02:08:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke (hand) remained out of the Dodgers lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

He hasn't played since Tuesday because of a hand injury. Justin Ruggiano and Chris Heisey will handle the two corner outfield slots on Saturday. Van Slyke remains day-to-day.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke is dealing with soreness in his hand brought upon by a cyst.

Van Slyle might have started versus a left Tuesday if not for the ailment. He can be considered day-to-day.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee