Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee, groin) had "a little bit of a setback."
Hairston was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with a left groin strain, but he's now dealing with a knee issue. The setback means that he won't be activated from the DL next week when first eligible. The Dodgers are expected to send Hairston on a rehab assignment before he's cleared to return.
Scott Van Slyke clubbed a pair of solo homers Friday in a loss to the Braves.
Van Slyke now has three homers in five games since being called up last week. The 26-year-old was raking at Triple-A Albuquerque prior to his promotion and is making a strong case to stick around as a utility player.
Mark Ellis was removed early from Friday's rehab game as a precautionary measure due to poor field conditions.
Ellis was supposed to play four innings and receive two at bats, but a rainy night at Double-A Chattanooga forced him out after only three innings and one at-bat. It's certainly encouraging news to hear that it wasn't an injury related setback that caused the early exit.
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up two runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Braves.
It was the first time that he failed to complete at least six innings. The southpaw really labored, as he gave up five hits and walked a career-high five while striking out five. He threw just 56 out of 100 pitches for strikes. Still, he managed to avoid serious damage. Ryu owns a 3.42 ERA through his first nine starts in the majors and will square off against the Brewers next week in Milwaukee.
Mark Ellis (quad) was scheduled to play four innings and receive two at-bats during his rehab game with Double-A Chattanooga on Friday, but was removed from the game after just three innings and one at-bat.
No word yet on the cause for the early exit, but the Dodgers should release an update on his status later in the evening. It's possible they were just playing it safe due to the weather conditions.
Jerry Hairston, Jr. (groin) is scheduled to have his knee examined Friday.
Hairston was placed on the disabled list earlier this month due to left groin strain, but now his knee is giving him issues. It's suddenly unlikely that he'll be back when he's eligible.