The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday placed both outfielder Andrew Toles and left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore on the 10-day disabled list, while recalling infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke and outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Toles has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL while Liberatore is suffering from a left groin strain.
Van Slyke, 30, returns to the big league club after going 3-for-15 with a double and one RBI in four games with Triple-A OKC. Prior to being optioned to Oklahoma City on May 2, Van Slyke hit .129 with five runs, one double, one home run and two RBI in 21 games for the Dodgers this season. He has appeared in seven games at first base, nine games in left field and one game in center field for Los Angeles this year.
Eibner, 28, will make his third stint with the Dodgers this season and has gone 1-for-5 in three games with the big league club. In 21 games with the OKC Dodgers, Eibner hit .258 with 11 runs, two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 10 RBI. The San Diego native, who was acquired by the Dodgers on January 25 from the Oakland Athletics, saw his first big-league action in 2016 with Kansas City and Oakland, combining to hit .193 with six homers and 22 RBI.
Toles left last night’s game against the Pirates in the top of the seventh inning with the right knee injury after chasing down a fly ball in left field. The Dodger leadoff hitter has appeared in 31 games for the club this season, hitting .271 with 17 runs, three doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI.
Liberatore last pitched for the Dodgers on Monday against the Pirates, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning. In two relief appearances for Los Angeles this season, he has allowed one run in 1-1/3 innings and has held opposing batters to a .200 average.
Earlier on Wednesday, TBPC provided a concise analysis on the majority of outfield depth available to the Dodgers on the fringes of the big leagues.
In other injury news, right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin was also reinstated from the disabled list on Wednesday and has been optioned to Oklahoma City. Ravin, who started the season on the DL with a right groin strain, appeared in four rehab games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and the OKC Dodgers, allowing one run over an even four innings of work, while striking out eight and not issuing a walk.
(Dai Sugiura furnished the majority of information provided in this report)