09/23/12 8:14 PM ET
Ailing Victorino expected back in left Tuesday
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
"Vic's better," Mattingly said. "He could swing left-handed, which tells me [he] is still not right. I'm counting on him being ready Tuesday."
Mattingly said Victorino can pinch-run and play defense.
"We have him partially," he said. "He can't hit right-handed."
Victorino was injured running into the fence in Washington on Thursday night.
Rotation falls into place following Kershaw's start
CINCINNATI -- With Clayton Kershaw stepping up to start Sunday night, the Dodgers' rotation has been juggled going into the final full week of the season.
With a Monday a day off, Josh Beckett will start Tuesday night on five days' rest. Aaron Harang, assuming he is not needed Sunday, will start Wednesday afternoon on six days' rest. Chris Capuano, on six days' rest, starts Thursday night.
That lines up Joe Blanton to open the final homestand of the season Friday night against Colorado on six days' rest, followed by Stephen Fife on Saturday on six days' rest and Beckett again on Sunday on regular rest. The final three games against the Giants line up for Harang, Capuano and Blanton, unless Kershaw is inserted at some point.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.