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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Scott Van Slyke (neck) returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, going 1-for-4 with a double in a victory over the Angels.
Van Slyke hurt his neck in a cap ride in New York on Saturday and had only appeared as a pinch hitter since. He should be fine moving forward. Aug 1 - 8:39 AM

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Scott Van Slyke (neck) drew a walk and scored a run in the later innings of Wednesday's game.

Van Slyke hasn't started a game since hurting his neck in a cab ride on Saturday in New York. But it's not a major issue. He should be available for any role Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off-day.
Jul 30 - 8:58 AM

Scott Van Slyke was unavailable to play Saturday due to a neck injury.

Van Slyke hurt his neck in a cab on the way to the game Saturday when his head hit the divider as the driver slammed on his breaks. He's considered day-to-day.
Jul 26 - 12:18 PM

Scott Van Slyke slugged a two-run homer Friday against the Marlins.

Van Slyke was in the lineup against the left-hander Justin Nicolino and took him deep in the second inning. He was also hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and later came around to score. The 28-year-old is batting .265/.330/.461 with four home runs and 18 RBI over 41 games this season. He has some pop in his bat, but likely won't see enough at-bats to be relevant in mixed leagues if everyone stays healthy for Los Angeles.
Jun 26 - 10:35 PM

Scott Van Slyke homered against the Rangers in his first game back from the 15-day disabled list.

Van Slyke had been dealing with a back injury since late May. He returned in style, swatting a two-run homer off Wandy Rodriguez in the sixth inning and finishing 2-for-4. His other hit went for a double, also stylish. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .264/.313/.402 with two homers and 14 RBI across 87 at-bats, receiving most of his plate appearances against lefties.
Jun 18 - 2:07 AM

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

Van Slyke is starting in left field and batting sixth Wednesday night against the Rangers after missing a little over two weeks with inflammation in his back. The 28-year-old outfielder has hit .264/.313/.402 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 34 games this season.
Jun 17 - 6:38 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Van Slyke wound up needing a little more than 15 days to return from his back injury, but he's ready to go now after three rehab games. He'll receive plenty of playing time versus lefties.
Jun 16 - 6:19 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) doubled and scored a run in his first rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

Van Slyke is expected to need a couple more rehab games before being activated. He's missed the last two weeks with back inflammation.
Jun 14 - 10:40 AM

Scott Van Slyke (back) will take batting practice on Friday.

If all goes well, he will then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. The Dodgers remain optimistic that he'll be able to return from the disabled list on the first day that he's eligible.
Jun 12 - 9:01 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) will need a few rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

The rehab assignment is expected to begin next Monday, which is the day he's eligible to come off the DL. The Dodgers were hoping he could be ready in 15 days, but it appears he'll need a couple extra.
Jun 9 - 7:33 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) has been progressing slowly in his recovery and will begin hitting off of a tee next week.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly still believes that he'll be ready to return to the Dodgers after his minimal 15 days on the disabled list. With Yasiel Puig back in the fold, Van Slyke could have far fewer opportunities in the Dodgers outfield upon his return.
Jun 7 - 5:34 PM

Dodgers placed OF Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 31, with mid-back inflammation.

The issue has lingered for a few days and he'll now get some extended rest. Chris Heisey has replaced him on the active roster.
Jun 2 - 1:06 PM

Scott Van Slyke went hitless in three at-bats in his return to action Saturday.

Van Slyke was unavailable for a few days with a back ailment. He's faded after a monster April, batting just .203/.226/.288 in May.
May 31 - 8:31 AM

Scott Van Slyke is dealing with a mild back injury.

It would explain why Van Slyke hasn't appeared in a game since Monday. The injury doesn't sound serious, so he should be back in game action soon.
May 27 - 7:14 PM

Scott Van Slyke helped the Dodgers steal a win from the Marlins with a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday.

The Dodgers threw away a 2-1 lead in the top half of the inning when Christian Yelich hit a two-run home run. Van Slyke turned the Dodgers' frowns upside down, taking closer Steve Cishek out to center field for a walk-off three-run blast. Van Slyke is batting .340/.396/.574 with two home runs and 12 RBI on the season, and has shockingly hit right-handers better than southpaws in the early going.
May 12 - 1:17 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Carlos Frias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia
9Luis Avilan
10Zach Lee