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Dodgers adjust roster before doubleheader with Rockies
Dodgers adjust roster before doubleheader with Rockies

Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday morning before the first game of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies. Van Slyke was diagnosed with mid-back inflammation, Manager Don Mattingly said. Chris Heisey was recalled from triple-A Albuquerque to replace Van Slyke and will start in right field in the opening game of the doubleheader. For Heisey, the promotion gives him five full years of major league service time, meaning he now has the right to refuse a minor-league assignment.  The Dodgers were permitted to add a 26th player to their roster for the day and used the slot on left-hander Ian Thomas, who was acquired in the recent...

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