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Hanley Ramirez returns to the lineup

Hanley Ramirez returns on his first eligible day back from disabled list, Andre Ethier starts again, this time in left field. Erisbel Arruebarrena optioned to Rancho Cucamonga.

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LOS ANGELES -- No Sunday lineup for the Dodgers as Hanley Ramirez returns after missing the last 14 games while on the disabled list.  Andre Ethier is starting in back to back games, this time in left field.

The Dodgers announced that Erisbel Arruebarruena was optioned to Rancho Cucamonga as the corresponding move to activating Hanley Ramirez.  Arruebarruena had started four of the previous five games.

"It will be good to have [Ramirez] back out there," said Don Mattingly, "it lengthens the lineup and makes it harder to navigate through it."

Carl Crawford is getting a day off, he should be back in the lineup against Arizona on Tuesday.

Injury updates:

Hyun-Jin Ryu will throw a bullpen on Tuesday.  Mattingly noted that Ryu could be back when he is eligible next weekend though the team has not set their rotation past the Arizona series.

Juan Uribe has not had any setbacks and has done some baseball-related activities and running.  Mattingly has not given a specific date for Uribe's return but the team is encouraged by Uribe's progress.

Zack Greinke felt good this morning, Greinke's next start has not been set but that has more to do with the number of off days this week.

Mattingly said the decision between optioning Erisbel Arruebarruena and Miguel Rojas came down to who the team felt more comfortable with playing at third base. Rojas has played more third base than Arruebarruena so that is why the move was made.