LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: Juan Rivera #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a leadoff triple in the ninthg inning against the Houston Astros on August 12, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Juan Rivera has been activated from the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-day disabled list, according to Dylan Hernandezof the Los Angeles Times. To make room for Rivera on their roster, the Dodgers have optioned Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Juan Rivera activated, Scott Van Slyke optioned to Albuquerque.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) June 4, 2012
Rivera has been on the disabled list since May 9 while dealing with a strained left hamstring. Before being activated by the Dodgers, Rivera spent four games in the minors on a rehab stint. Over his four games with LA’s High- and Triple-A affiliates, Rivera went 3-12 with two home runs and five RBIs.
Prior to his injury, Rivera had hit at a clip of .247/.276/.358 over his 81 at-bats with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Rivera owns a career .773 OPS over his 12 seasons in the majors.
Van Slyke went 6-31 during his 17 games with the Dodgers. The 25-year-old has spent a majority of the season in Triple-A where he’s posted an impressive line of .336/.411/.623.