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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Scott Van Slyke went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a double, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks in the season opener in Australia.
Starting in left field with Carl Crawford on the paternity leave list, Van Slyke unexpectedly led the charge for the offense. His double in the second inning just missed going out while his two-run homer in the fourth inning sliced just inside the right field foul pole. We're not expecting much from him once the Dodgers' outfield is back to normal, but he's capable of being a useful bench bat for Don Mattingly. Mar 22 - 7:54 AM

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Scott Van Slyke 1-for-3 with a grand slam against the Angels on Thursday.

Van Slyke victimized Dane De La Rosa in the sixth inning. He's hoping to make the team as a bench bat after posting an .807 OPS in 152 plate appearances last season.
Mar 6 - 5:02 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he's "messed around" with Scott Van Slyke and Dee Gordon in center field during batting practice.

The Dodgers are using Skip Schumaker in center with both Matt Kemp (ankle) and Andre Ethier (ankle) unable to play the field, but they're preparing some backup possibilities. Mattingly said that Van Slyke is the "more viable option," while Gordon could be used "in an emergency." Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig have experience in center field, but Mattingly wants to keep them at the corner spots.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 09:50:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke is nursing some tightness in his ribs.

He'll still be available to pinch-hit Monday. It might be a little while before Van Slyke is available to start, though.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke blasted a two-run, walkoff homer in the 11th inning to beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 on Tuesday.

Josh Collmenter served up the bomb, which improved the Dodgers' record to 85-59. Van Slyke would start for a handful of teams around baseball, but he's stuck behind a glut of talent in the Dodgers' outfield. Andy's son has posted an .852 OPS in 42 games.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:57:00 AM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke is hitting .252 (26-for-103) with six homers and an .826 OPS in 38 games with the Dodgers this season. He could see the occasional start against left-handed pitching.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move clears a spot for Brian Wilson on the active roster. Van Slyke is hitting .252 (26-for-103) with six homers and an .826 OPS in 38 games with the Dodgers this season and should be back when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke has batted .242/.327/.505 in 36 games across multiple stints for the Dodgers this season. He'll provide some outfield depth with Andre Ethier (calf) banged up.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke has really racked up the frequent flyer miles this season. The 27-year-old picked up two hits in eight at-bats in his most recent tenure with the big club. He'll be back again in September, if not before.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke has batted .241/.309/.517 with six homers for the Dodgers this season, but most of that production came early on. He could see some starts against left-handed pitching.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke got off to a nice start this season but has struggled since the beginning of June, batting just .213/.296/.362. He's no longer needed with the Dodgers' outfield finally fully healthy.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke was sent down after Carl Crawford returned but is back again with Matt Kemp sidelined. He should see some playing time in left field against left-handed pitching.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 08:06:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke was the necessary casualty to make room for Carl Crawford on the active roster. The 26-year-old was hitting .236/.313/.569 with six bombs and 13 RBI in 27 games for the Dodgers, and should get another opportunity with the club this summer.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Dodgers activated OF/1B Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day disabled list.

Luis Cruz was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Van Slyke, out since June 10 with right shoulder bursitis, is batting .221 with six homers in 68 at-bats this season. He'll function as a right-handed bat off the bench.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke (shoulder) will resume his rehab assignment on Wednesday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Van Slyke has played in four rehab games already, but the Dodgers determined he wasn't ready yet after he was re-evaluated Tuesday. He should be activated before long.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Tim Federowicz
3Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chone Figgins
CF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Chris Withrow
6Jamey Wright
7Brandon League
8Scott Elbert
9Onelki Garcia