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Carl Crawford activated from DL, but not in starting lineup

Crawford missed 30 games with a strained right hamstring. Scott Van Slyke was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster.


The Dodgers on Friday activated outfielder Carl Crawford from the disabled list, just over a month after he strained his right hamstring. However, despite his activation from the DL, Crawford is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Friday night against the Giants.

To make roster room the Dodgers optioned Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Crawford injured the hamstring running out one of his two doubles on June 1 in Colorado, then missed 30 games. He is hitting .301/.358/.470 with five home runs in 51 games and despite missing a month Crawford still leads the club with 32 runs scored (though he's now tied with Adrian Gonzalez).

The Dodgers were 17-13 in Crawford's absence.

Van Slyke provided the Dodgers with some much needed power off the bench when he was recalled from Triple-A on May 10 and is fourth on the team with six home runs, in just 80 plate appearances. Van Slyke, who missed 15 games of his own on the DL with left shoulder bursitis in June, appeared in three of six games since getting activated on June 28, with one start.

Van Slyke hit .236/.316/.569 in 27 games, but with four outfielders vying for regular time and an iron man at first base in Adrian Gonzalez, playing time figured to be few and far between for Van Slyke.

Game info

Time: 7:15 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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