Dodgers place Van Slyke on 15-day DL with back inflammation

DENVER (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with back inflammation before Tuesday’s doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies.

Van Slyke is hitting .264 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games this season.

To take his place on the roster, Los Angeles recalled outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City. This will be Heisey’s third stint with the Dodgers in 2015.

He was acquired in a trade with Cincinnati last December.

The Dodgers made more moves before Tuesday’s second game. They selected the contract of right-hander Josh Ravin, recalled lefty Daniel Coulombe and optioned catcher Austin Barnes, all the moves with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Left-hander David Huff, who was recalled from Oklahoma City before the first game, was designated for assignment after the nightcap.

Colorado won the opener 6-3 and the Dodgers won the second game 9-8.