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Dodgers designate Scott Van Slyke for assignment

Dec 12, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

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The Dodgers have designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment, according to the club’s official Twitter feed, to clear room on the major league roster for newly-acquired utilityman Skip Schumaker.

Van Slyke batted just .167/.196/.315 in 57 plate appearances this summer for Los Angeles, but he also hit .327/.404/.578 with 18 homers and 67 RBI in 411 plate appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 25-year-old son of Andy Van Slyke seems like a worthwhile claim for a variety of major league teams.

He has appeared primarily in left field, right field and at first base over the past couple of seasons.

  1. ptfu - Dec 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Andy Van Slyke’s KID was DFA’d? Now I feel older than dirt. Thanks a lot, Drew!

  2. Glenn - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    My first thought was “Andy Van Slyke has a brother?”

  3. somekat - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    I think someone will pick him up. Still has some upside as a solid contributor

  4. Caught Looking - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Now if ESPN would DFA Scott Van Pelt….

    • brewcrewfan54 - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM

      Van Pelt is not even close to the worst guy they have there.

  5. billb09 - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Mets …..please go to the Mets

    • eshine76 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      The Mets wouldn’t like all of the attention he’d receive from reporters asking him about his dad. His head would get all big and he’d probably ask for a minimum contract, rather than accept an invite to camp. The Mets have enough drama going on with RA Dickey and his outrageous demands. They don’t need another headache like this.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    The Red Sox got excited but only because they mistakenly thought it was Todd Van Poppel’s son.

    Andy Van Slyke was way too successful for them to consider his progeny.

  7. coryfor3 - Dec 13, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    The Cubs gotta take him…

  8. scotttheskeptic - Dec 13, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    Ruben! Ruben! Ruben, that is opportunity at your door.

  9. paperlions - Dec 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    It is odd that they DFA’s van Slyke rather than Punto or Uribe….okay, this is Colletti, it isn’t odd at all, probably just poor judgement. I don’t think Van Slyke has huge upside or anything, but he could provide more value than 34 and 35 yr old utility guys that can’t hit a lick.

  10. jonirocit - Dec 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Giants sign him and he is starting left fielder by may and gets a game winning hit of Grienke to eliminate LA

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