ATLANTA — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts touched on a few subjects in his pregame comments Tuesday from Turner Field, including starter Alex Wood, the catching rotation for the series, and Carl Crawford‘s impending rehab stint. (Crawford is here with the team today).
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Carl Crawford is set to leave the team for a few days on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Crawford has been doing the full slate of baseball activities for several days and will rejoin the team Sunday in Denver. That’s the earliest he can be activated.
Like Crawford, Scott Van Slyke is nursing a lower back injury. He’s eligible to be activated Monday, but manager Dave Roberts said that won’t happen.
Van Slyke “isn’t doing any baseball activities,” Roberts said. “Doing core work. He feels considerably better. I would assume in the next couple days we’re going to get him back moving around.”
Van Slyke will remain in Los Angeles rather than travel to Atlanta and Denver this week.
Crawford had 3 hits in 11 at-bats to begin the season, a .273 average. Van Slyke was 1-for-9 with a double.
Carl Crawford has been cleared to resume the full range of baseball activities, a good sign five days after the outfielder was placed on the disabled list with lower back tightness.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Crawford will begin a minor league rehab assignment next Wednesday, a week from today, then rejoin the team once he’s active in Denver.
The location of Crawford’s rehab stint is to be determined.
SAN FRANCISCO — It isn’t a rivalry if only one team wins every time, right? The Dodgers pulled out all the stops in a 3-2, 10-inning win over the Giants today that was delayed 40 minutes at the outset because of rain. The box score is here.
Here’s some video of Dave Roberts’ postgame media scrum:
SAN FRANCISCO >> Scott Van Slyke was removed in the third inning of the Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday with lower back tightness.
Van Slyke batted with the bases loaded against Madison Bumgarner and was hit on his left forearm or elbow, driving in a run. But on the previous swing-and-miss, he was seen grimacing, which might have prompted the team to remove him as a precaution.