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MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke appears healthy enough to return to the big club. However, his return will be delayed for just a few more days. MLB.com's Ken Gurnick and Austin Laymance report that the Dodgers will send the rookie outfielder to Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga for a few more rehab games. Laymance shared the announcement in a Twitter message:
#dodgers notes: Van Slyke to play more rehab games, outfield getting crowded, Federowicz getting more playing time http://t.co/BLXCiF77fm
— Austin Laymance (@JALaymance) June 26, 2013
The extra rehab games are only for Van Slyke to work on is timing. He went on the disabled list on June 11 with bursitis in his left shoulder. He has played in three rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque. He was 2 for 12, but the important news is that he reported that his shoulder felt strong. He said it took a few games for the soreness to subside, but he no longer feels any pain.
Van Slyke is hitting .221 with 6 HR and 11 RBI in 68 at bats for the Dodgers. He was the Dodgers' rookie to watch before Yasil Puig came to town and lit up the league. The Dodgers have only four outfielders on the active roster, so Van Slyke has a good chance to reclaim a roster spot with a solid performance in his extra rehab games while Carl Crawford is slow to recover from his strained left hamstring.
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