LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke and optioned infielder Ivan De Jesus to Triple-A Albuquerque. De Jesus was batting .273 with three doubles and four RBI in 23 games this season.
Van Slyke, 25, received his second Major League call-up of the season after batting .194 (6-for-31) with two doubles, a home run and six RBI during a 17-game stint with the Dodgers from May 9-June 2. Van Slyke has batted .326 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 48 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season, including hitting .306 with two homers and 11 RBI in 16 games since being sent down. Last season, the Missouri native was selected as the Dodgers’ Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year and as a Southern League All-Star, winning the league’s batting title with a .348 average to go with 45 doubles, 20 home runs and 92 RBI in 130 games. Van Slyke, the son of former Major League outfielder Andy Van Slyke, was originally selected in the 14th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.