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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder | #33

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
In a rarity, the Dodgers were actually trailing with Clayton Kershaw on the mound entering the sixth inning. Granted, they were only down 1-0, but still, trailing. Van Slyke changed all of that with his three-run dinger off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin. An early-April back injury forced the outfielder to miss almost two months of the season before he was activated from the disabled list at the beginning of June. He failed to pick up a hit in any of his first six games back, but has now hit safely in three straight games, smacking two doubles and a homer in that space. Jun 15 - 6:52 PM

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

Van Slyke had been sidelined since early in the season due to a lower back injury. Prior to landing on the shelf, he was hitting just .111/.200/.222 with two RBI in nine at-bats. With Yasiel Puig heading to the disabled list, Van Slyke should find himself in the lineup against most left-handed starters.
Jun 3 - 10:51 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) will be activated from the disabled list on either Saturday or Sunday.

He's with the club on Friday, but has yet to be activated. The team is waiting to determine the status of Yasiel Puig and Howie Kendrick before making a decision on the accompanying roster move to Van Slyke's activation. He'll return to a .111/.200/.222 line with no homers and two RBI in his first nine at-bats before he landed on the disabled list.
Jun 3 - 7:11 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) had a single and a walk in seven innings Sunday in his rehab debut with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Van Slyke has been on the disabled list since early April with a lower back injury and is expected to spend this entire week playing in minor league games as he works toward regaining his timing at the plate. There is a big crowd right now in the Los Angeles outfield, so Van Slyke probably isn't going to offer much fantasy upside when he does return.
May 23 - 9:02 AM

Scott Van Slyke (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

Lower back irritation has kept him out since early April. Van Slyke won't need much time in Rancho and should be back with the Dodgers next weekend. Van Slyke might have a hard time getting at-bats when he returns. The Dodgers already have six outfielders on their 25-man roster.
May 21 - 10:15 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) is set to begin a rehab assignment lasting around a week.

If all goes according to plan, Van Slyke should officially return to the Dodgers' active roster by the end of May. The 29-year-old outfielder has been sidelined since mid-April with lower back irritation.
May 18 - 9:04 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) said Thursday that he expects to take batting practice "within a week."

Van Slyke finally noticed an improvement with his ailing back in the last few days and was cleared to hit off a tee and take soft-toss earlier this week. Despite the progress, it could be about another month before Van Slyke is activated. "I legitimately felt terrible for a few weeks picking up things, moving around," Van Slyke said. "It was a struggle the last couple weeks. Then everything settled and I’m building back up."
May 13 - 11:22 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that early June would be the "best-case scenario" for Scott Van Slyke's return to action from a back injury.

Van Slyke has been doing exercises to strengthen his core, but he has yet to resume baseball activity. He hit the disabled list in early April with lower back tightness. The 29-year-old outfielder is a strong option against southpaw pitching when he is healthy. Once he has been cleared for baseball activities, we should have a more concrete idea of his recovery timetable.
May 4 - 5:28 PM

Scott Van Slyke (back) is not expected to return before June.

Van Slyke has been out for three weeks with a lower back injury and still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. The 29-year-old has been a weapon for the Dodgers against left-handed pitching the last few seasons, so his absence for what looks like will be at least a couple months is notable.
May 1 - 3:13 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao