Mattingly gets to explain to Crawford, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and the guy with three hits a night, Yasiel Puig, which one gets left out of the starting lineup each game.
"Once everybody gets here, everybody is going to have to give in a little," Mattingly said optimistically.
Mattingly said the club had not decided whether Crawford would be activated for Friday's series opener against the Giants, but with a day off Thursday after playing in four rehab games, that's the likely scenario.
Crawford was 5-for-13 in the four games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. When he is activated, it will be the first time this season that the Dodgers haven't had a position player on the disabled list.