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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder | #33

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 14 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details
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Scott Van Slyke has elected free agency.
The 27-year-old had a disappointing and injury-plagued campaign in 2017, hitting just .122/.250/.293 with two homers and three RBI in his 41 at-bats at the major league level. In the past, he proved his ability to hit left-handed pitching, which could make him an attractive addition as a platoon option. Oct 21 - 12:37 PM

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Reds sent 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Van Slyke was designated for assignment last week and accepted a minor league assignment after clearing waivers. The 30-year-old has struggled this year between the majors and the minors, but he's useful depth to have around.
Aug 15 - 3:24 PM

Reds designated 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Luke Farrell. Van Slyke was just acquired from the Dodgers in the Tony Cingrani deal last week and has hit only .233/.326/.389 in the minors and .122/.250/.293 in the majors this season. Given his $1.325 million salary, he'll likely clear waivers.
Aug 9 - 2:44 PM

Reds acquired INF/OF Scott Van Slyke and C/INF Hendrik Clementina from the Dodgers in exchange for LHP Tony Cingrani.

Van Slyke has been a useful weapon versus lefties at times for the Dodgers, but he's struggled the last few years. He'll report to the minors for now but figures to get a shot with the Reds eventually.
Jul 31 - 5:08 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 30-year-old has had a rough go of things at the plate this year, hitting just .122/.250/.293 with two homers, three RBI and a 15/7 K/BB ratio in 48 plate appearances.
Jul 8 - 3:31 PM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

This will be Van Slyke's third stint with Los Angeles this year. The 30-year-old hasn't hit much, batting just .122 with 15 strikeouts in 41 big league at-bats this season. He gives the Dodgers some outfield depth, but that's about it.
Jul 6 - 7:29 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers optioned him to make room for Adrian Gonzalez, who was activated from the disabled list on Thursday. Van Slyke has fared poorly this year, batting just .122 with 15 strikeouts in 41 at-bats. He'll be back up the next time the Dodgers need an outfielder.
May 18 - 4:20 PM

Scott Van Slyke went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

Van Slyke was called up on Wednesday to help the Dodgers with their roster flexibility following Andrew Toles' tearing his ACL. His return to the big-league club paid immediate dividends (albeit in a losing effort), swatting a pinch-hit solo home run off Jeff Hoffman with one out in the fifth inning. Thursday's result aside, Van Slyke does not blip on the fantasy radar, having hit a mere .225/.292/.314 in 52 games with the Dodgers last season.
May 12 - 12:15 AM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Van Slyke is expected to help fill in at first base for Andrew Toles, who will be undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL. The outfielder was initially shuttled down to Triple-A on May 2 due to a rough 4-for-31 start to the season. He hit just .225/.292/.314 in 52 games last season and offers little in the way of fantasy intrigue.
May 10 - 8:15 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Van Slyke was off to a 4-for-31 (.129) start this season, after batting .225/.292/.314 in 52 games last season. He's making $1.325 million in his second year of salary arbitration.
May 2 - 5:38 PM

Scott Van Slyke is fully recovered from wrist surgery.

He underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in late August. Unless the Dodgers move one of their outfielders, playing time could be hard to come by for Van Slyke this year. He hit just .225 with one homer over 102 at-bats in 2016.
Jan 28 - 4:57 PM

Dodgers and OF Scott Van Slyke avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.325 million contract.

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported the contract terms. Van Slyke earned $1.225 million in 2016 while being limited to just 52 games due to back and wrist injuries. The 30-year-old required season-ending surgery on his right wrist in August. He was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Dodgers activated OF Scott Van Slyke from the 60-day disabled list.

Van Slyke is now back on the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old was limited to 52 games in 2016 due to back and wrist injuries. He underwent season-ending wrist surgery in August.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Scott Van Slyke is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist.

He sustained the injury in May and there had been hope that he could rehab and return before the end of the season, but they'll opt for surgery instead. He should be fully recovered and ready to go for spring training.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Dodgers transferred OF Scott Van Slyke to the 60-day disabled list.

That opens up a spot for Shawn Zarraga on the 40-man roster. With less than two months to go, this move effectively ends Van Slyke's season. He was hitting .225 before a right wrist injury sent him to the disabled list in early May.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 10:36:00 PM

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SS1Jose Peraza
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
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3Jose Siri
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RF1Scott Schebler
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4Luis Castillo
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6Sal Romano
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3Wandy Peralta
4Kevin Shackelford
5Ariel Hernandez
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