The Dodgers announced a few roster moves today, surprisingly it's all good news for now. Dylan Hernandez tweets Ivan De Jesus Jr.
was optioned back to the minors, enabling the Dodgers to recall 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke
. The Dodgers were also given a much needed dose of good news today. Andre Ethier
who strained his oblique in yesterday's game, has avoided the disabled list, at least for now.
Ethier is officially day-to-day, Mattingly announced earlier today. That must mean Ethier's MRI came back looking pretty good. This wonderful news couldn't have come at a better time. Hopefully he misses a few games, then he's able to bounce back, and get this offense going again.
The Dodgers also go some other good news, Javy Guerra
could start a rehab assignment on Sunday. Which could put his timetable to return before the All-Star break. Matt Kemp
is also reportedly close to a rehab assignment, and could begin one shortly after Javy Guerra.
is officially expected back before or immediately following the All-Star break. Some more good news that will help get this starting lineup solidified a bit better. Matt Guerrier
, Ted Lilly
, and Blake Hawksworth
are all expected back sometime between mid-to-late July.
Finally one last thought as we are always thinking blue here at Dodgers Rumors. 2012 All-Star voting ends tonight, so don't forget to vote! If you have already voted, vote again!