Dodgers Activate Juan Rivera, Option Scott Van Slyke

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated Juan Rivera from the disabled list before their game Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Rivera missed 24 games with a ruptured left hamstring tendon. To make room for Rivera on the roster, the Dodgers optioned Scott Van Slyke to Triple A Albuquerque.

Rivera was hitting just .247/.276/.358 with two home runs and 13 RBI before going on the disabled list on May 9. Rivera had what was first described as a severe left hamstring strain but turned out to be a ruptured tendon, and the worst case scenario was that he could miss up to two months.

Van Slyke hit .194/.219/.355 in 17 games in his first big league stint, mixing time in between the outfield and first base. He had a game-winning pinch-hit three-run home run on May 20 against the St. Louis Cardinals, but was just 3-for-22 since the home run.

Monday's 4:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL. For more news and notes on Dodgers baseball, be sure to read True Blue LA. For your Phillies information, head over to The Good Phight, or read SB Nation Phily.

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