On a day the Dodgers already lost one outfielder with Carl Crawford placed on the disabled list, they may have lost another one, too. Scott Van Slyke left Saturday afternoon's contest against the Giants in the third inning, with lower back tightness, per Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA.
Van Slyke left immediately after getting hit by a pitch on the elbow with the bases loaded to tie the game at 1-1, but that wasn't the injury. Van Slyke grimaced after swinging and missing through strike two earlier in the plate appearance, and also showed signs of pain on few plays in the outfield in the first two innings, bending over at the waist.
Joc Pederson pinch ran for Van Slyke, then took over in center field in the bottom of the third innings, with Trayce Thompson moving to left field.
Crawford, placed on the disabled list earlier Saturday with lower back tightness, is the 11th Dodgers player on the DL this season. The club has literally no other position players on the 40-man roster who isn't already either on the active roster or disabled list.
Old friend Justin Ruggiano was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday, so don't be surprised if his name surfaces at some point.