LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers lost another player to the disabled list, on Tuesday placing outfielder and first baseman Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day DL with right wrist irritation, and recalled infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
This does not add to the Dodgers’ National League record of 26 players placed on the DL this season since Van Slyke already had a stint on the disabled list earlier in the year, missing 49 games in April and May with lower back irritation.
Van Slyke also dealt with right wrist inflammation late in 2015 and was ultimately left off the NLDS roster.
Van Slyke is hitting .225/.292/.314 with one home run in 52 games and 113 plate appearances this season for the Dodgers, including .243/.333/.405 with a home run and three doubles in 42 PA against left-handed pitchers.
The disabled list move is retroactive to Monday, so the earliest Van Slyke could be activated is Aug. 23.
The Dodgers have had 28 different stints on the disabled list in 2016, with Van Slyke and Hyun-jin Ryu each serving two trips.
Through Sunday, the Dodgers have missed 1,315 total days on the DL in 2016, the most in MLB per ManGamesLost.com, nearly 200 more games than the second-place team.
Taylor was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday to make room for Rob Segedin, but is allowed to return within 10 days to replace an injured player. For purposes of service time and major league salary, this move effectively nullifies his Sunday optional assignment.
Taylor is 11-for-48 with five extra-base hits in 24 games in 52 PA for the Dodgers this season, hitting .229/.288/.417.