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Dodgers Reinstate OF/1B Van Slyke

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Scott Van Slyke #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on July 5, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Scott Van Slyke #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on July 5, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinstated outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Luis Cruz for assignment, Friday before their game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Van Slyke had been on the disabled list since June 11 with a left shoulder injury and made five combined rehab starts with Triple-A Albuquerque and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, batting .263 (5-for-19) .

The 26-year-old has appeared in 24 games with the Dodgers this season and posted a .221 batting average with five doubles, six homers and 11 RBI.

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