Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Van Slyke to be recalled; Rivera to DL
By Tony Jackson
LOS ANGELES -- Scott Van Slyke, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect who is hitting .336 with eight homers, 25 RBIs and a .411 on-base percentage for Triple-A Albuquerque, is expected to be added to the team's active roster for Wednesday night's game with the San Francisco Giants.
The move has yet to be announced because there is doubt as to whether Van Slyke will arrive by game time.
The Dodgers will place outfielder-first baseman Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list to clear a roster spot for Van Slyke, the son of longtime major league outfielder Andy Van Slyke.
Rivera, who left Tuesday night's game after feeling numbness in the back of his left leg following a hard slide into third base, underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday that revealed he had popped a tendon.
Team medical officials are cautiously optimistic Rivera will be fully healed by the time he is eligible to return on May 24.
Van Slyke, 25, was added to the 40-man roster last winter. He will be making his major league debut.