Even though Wilson is with the Dodgers in Philadelphia, outfielder Scott Van Slyke was recalled from Albuquerque and is taking Gordon’s spot on the active roster, the team announced Friday.
Van Slyke has a .242 batting average (23-for-95) with seven doubles, six homers and 15 RBI in 36 major-league games this season. This will be his fourth stint with the Dodgers in 2013, despite having been designated for assignment last winter. The 27-year-old went 7-for-24 (.292) with two homers and six RBI in seven games with the Isotopes since he was last optioned on Aug. 4.
Gordon, who was recalled on Aug. 5, went 5-for-14 (.357) with an RBI in six games during his call-up. He also made four errors in his last three games, including three in one game last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Van Slyke is starting in right field tonight against the Phillies (4 p.m., Prime Ticket). Here is the rest of the Dodgers’ lineup:
Here’s how the Phillies will line up (presumably, the first lineup card filled out by new manager Ryne Sandberg):