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• Mattingly said Tuesday that left fielder Carl Crawford hasn't made any more progress with his sprained left ankle, and that a date for a return to the lineup is still uncertain.

"Carl's kind of stuck. Today wasn't really any better than yesterday, so he's kind of leveled off," Mattingly said. "Nothing really bad, but not really moving forward at this point."

• Catcher A.J. Ellis continues to progress with his right ankle, which was sprained during the celebration of Josh Beckett's no-hitter on May 25. He is still on track to return either at the end of the Cincinnati series on Thursday or at the beginning of Los Angeles' home series against the D-backs on Friday.

• Third baseman Juan Uribe, who has been on the disabled list due to a strained right hamstring, did more running on the field Tuesday and made further progress toward returning to the lineup.

"He did a lot today," Mattingly said of Uribe. "I saw him running some curves and doing some running out here and doing some ladder drills. So he's moving forward, but that's still probably a little bit a ways from playing in a game here [in Cincinnati]. So we'll see where [Dodgers head trainer Stan Conte] kind of decides where to go with him."

• Right-hander Chad Billingsley threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. He has been on the DL with flexor tendinitis in his right arm following recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Billingsley reached his 30-pitch limit in 1 2/3 innings during a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga last Sunday.

• The Dodgers' 32nd and 37th round selections in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, first baseman Scott De Jong (Felician College, N.J.) and right-hander Karch Kowalczyk (Valparaiso University, Ind.), signed with the club on Tuesday.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for
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