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Van Slyke set to be activated from DL

ARLINGTON -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that outfielder Scott Van Slyke came out of his rehab game Monday night in good condition and would be activated from the disabled list Wednesday night, barring something unforeseen.

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Van Slyke has been on the disabled list since May 31 with a strained rib muscle in his back. A corresponding move will need to be made.

Mattingly said the other three players that appeared with Van Slyke on rehab stints Monday -- relievers Paco Rodriguez, Joel Peralta and Brandon League -- also had good reports. Rodriguez will continue his recovery from an elbow spur, League (right-shoulder impingement) was pitching back-to-back Tuesday night and Peralta (pinched neck nerve) would continue his rehab later this week at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Mattingly said reliever Pedro Baez (strained pectoral muscle) would either throw a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium this week or go straight to a rehab game.

Mattingly also said Cuban infielder Hector Olivera was removed from Monday night's game and was held out of the lineup Tuesday night because of altitude sickness at Colorado Springs.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for
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