Don Mattingly: Scott Van Slyke’s sore hand is on the mend

Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers


Reserve outfielder Scott Van Slyke has not played since Monday because of a sore right hand and remains day-to-day, manager Don Mattingly said.

“He was a lot better today,” he said Saturday as the Dodgers took batting practice ahead of their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. “He’ll hit today out here. Today is maybe just a little bit cautious with him, but I think it’s something that’s getting better.”

Van Slyke was announced as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday’s game against Colorado, but did not take the at-bat when a pitching change was made.