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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder | #33

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 14 (0) / LA
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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

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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

Scott Van Slyke went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI as the Dodgers defeated the Angels on Monday.

Van Slyke got the scoring started with an RBI double in the second inning. He doubled in two runs in the seventh, and tacked on an RBI single in the eighth. It's the first four-hit game and second four-RBI game of his career. Van Slyke's bat has slowed down as the summer has waned, but he's still hitting .258/.340/.418 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 210 plate appearances.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 01:02:00 AM

Scott Van Slyke is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

He's dealing with an illness. Carl Crawford will start in left field and bat sixth on Saturday. Consider Van Slyke day-to-day.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 06:37:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 08:39:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 08:58:00 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.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 12:18:00 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.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:35:00 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.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 02:07:00 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.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Micah Johnson
4Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Scott Kazmir
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Kenta Maeda
6Alex Wood
7Brandon McCarthy
8Mike Bolsinger
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Luis Avilan
6Yimi Garcia
7Adam Liberatore
8Carlos Frias
9Frankie Montas
10Ian Thomas
11Josh Ravin
12Joe Blanton