Yasiel Puig starts in center field, batting sixth, the fourth time in the last nine games he has batted lower than cleanup. Puig has bounced around the lineup recently, hitting first, second, fifth, sixth and seventh, and hasn't hit in the same spot in the lineup on consecutive days since batting second three games in a row from Aug. 24-27.
Left-handed pitcher Onelki Garcia pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Double-A Chattanooga on Sunday in Game 4 of the first round of the Southern League playoffs and came out of it with no problems. Garcia has been on the 60-day disabled list all year after elbow and knee surgeries.
Manager Don Mattingly said Garcia could be an option for general manager Ned Colletti to add to the roster this month, but that he hasn't yet heard his name come up in conversations in that regard. But Mattingly did hear good reports on Garcia medically.
"It went well," Mattingly said. "He's healthy, and the word out of the rehab assignment was that he felt great."
Paco Rodriguez threw a bullpen session Sunday and will throw another one this week. Rodriguez could be another left-handed option depending on whether he is ready in time to be activated.
Should the Dodgers ultimately decide to activate Garcia, they would need to make a corresponding move to make room on the 40-man roster.