The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon recalled infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-handed reliever Grant Dayton on the 10-day disabled list with neck stiffness.
The 30-year-old Van Slyke gives the Dodgers a very handy right-handed bat off the bench. He returns to the big league club for his second stint, after hitting .233 with 24 runs, eight doubles, three home runs and nine RBI along with a .346 on-base percentage in 40 games with Triple-A OKC this season. In 28 games with the big league squad this year, he has gone 5-for-41 with six runs, one double, two home runs and three RBI.
Dayton, 29, has gone 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA over 22-1/3 frames in 27 relief appearances with the Dodgers this season, while holding the opposition to a .171 batting average and posting a 1.12 WHIP.
With the move, the Los Angeles bullpen is reduced to eight available arms. The addition of Dayton raises the disabled list count to 12 players.
(Lauren Douglas furnished the majority of information in this report)