Scott Van Slyke rejoined the Dodgers on Thursday after spending seven weeks with triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers recalled Van Slyke, a longtime infielder and outfielder on the big league roster, after placing reliever Grant Dayton on the disabled list because of a stiff neck. Dayton has not pitched since June 30. He will be eligible to return after the All-Star break.
Van Slyke was hitting .122 when the team demoted him on May 16. He will contribute off the bench.
“It continues to give us that versatility,” manager Dave Roberts said. “Slyke is a guy I trust on defense anywhere. The bat, to be able to get a hit, hit a...