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Dodgers place Grant Dayton on DL, recall Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Thursday placed relief pitcher Grant Dayton on the 10-day disabled list with neck stiffness, and recalled outfielder and first baseman Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Dayton has a 3.63 ERA and 4.22 FIP in 27 games for the Dodgers this season, with 20 strikeouts and 12 walks in 22⅓ innings. After a two-week stint in the minors in May, Dayton has allowed just two runs in 13 appearances since returning to the majors. He last pitched on Friday in San Diego, allowing a run in 1⅔ innings.

This is his second disabled list stint of the season, having missed nine games in April with an intercostal strain.

Van Slyke opened the season with the big club, but was optioned to Triple-A after a 4-for-31 (.129) start in April. He was back for a second stint in May, going 1-for-10 with a home run in seven games.

In the minors, Van Slyke hit .233/.346/.361 with three home runs and eight doubles in 40 games with Oklahoma City.