Dodgers Designate Scott Van Slyke For Assignment

The Dodgers have designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment, the team announced (on Twitter). The move creates room on the 40-man roster for the recently-acquired Skip Schumaker.

Van Slyke, 26, hit .167/.196/.315 in 57 plate appearances for Los Angeles this season, his big league debut. He also hit .327/.404/.578 with 18 homers in 411 Triple-A plate appearances this summer. The right-handed batter has plenty of experience at first base and the two outfield corners. Scott is the son of long-time big leaguer Andy Van Slyke.

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