Dodgers recall Chris Heisey from Triple-A, place Scott Van Slyke (back) on disabled list.

DENVER — Chris Heisey has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City for his fourth stint in the majors this season. He’s in the starting lineup in Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies.

Scott Van Slyke was placed on the 15-day disabled list with mid-back tightness. Van Slyke said Saturday in St. Louis that he believed the issue was behind him after having missed the previous three games.

Van Slyke went 0 for 3 that night and did not play Sunday or Monday. He has a .264/.313/.402 slash line in 34 games this season, but only has four hits and two walks in his last 38 plate appearances.

Heisey, 30, has appeared in five games for the Dodgers this season and collected one hit and five walks.

Carl Crawford (oblique) lands on the disabled list as Dodgers’ injury carousel spins.

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford runs out his triple in Monday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Crawford strained his right oblique muscle on the swing. (Andy Holzman/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers’ injury carousel continued to spin Tuesday, when left fielder Carl Crawford was diagnosed with a strain in his right oblique muscle. Crawford received a cortisone shot and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Crawford is expected to miss anywhere from two weeks to two months — an informal timetable offered by Don Mattingly on Tuesday. A more exact timetable is expected in the coming days.

Kiké Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Crawford’s spot on the active roster and is starting in center field today against the San Francisco Giants. Alex Guerrero is getting his first start in left field while Scott Van Slyke starts in right field against Madison Bumgarner, a left-handed pitcher.
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Reading between the lines, expect to see a lot of Alex Guerrero in left field.

Alex Guerrero

Dodgers third baseman Alex Guerrero, right, has 13 RBIs this season, tied for ninth in the National League. (Associated Press photo)

SAN DIEGO — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said prior to Sunday’s game against the Padres that the team might recall an outfielder from the minors with Yasiel Puig going on the 15-day disabled list.

Reading between the lines, however, it now seems likely that Alex Guerrero will move into a hybrid left field/third baseman role in Puig’s absence.

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