6/18/2014 9:12 P.M. ET
Hanley back in lineup after injury scare
By Ken Gurnick and Michael Lananna / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez answered questions about his injured finger on Wednesday by pointing to the Dodgers' lineup card hanging next to his locker.
Ramirez was penciled in at shortstop, batting second behind second baseman Dee Gordon, one day after being struck on the tip of his right ring finger by a hard one-hopper off the bat of the Rockies' Corey Dickerson and leaving the game in the seventh inning.
"It's sore," Ramirez said before Wednesday night's series finale. "I got here early, and I got some treatment. And Donnie [Mattingly] was trying to give me the day off, and I said, 'No, I'm gonna go down there, and put me in the lineup, and I'll hit BP before the game.'"
Manager Don Mattingly had said there was a 50/50 chance Ramirez could be scratched, but he was encouraged by Ramirez's response to the injury.
"I think just the fact that he comes in thinking he feels good enough to play is good news for us," Mattingly said.
Elbert returns to mound after four surgeries
LOS ANGELES -- Forgotten man Scott Elbert, who has had four operations since last pitching in a game, began a rehab assignment on Wednesday night with a rough outing at Rookie-level Ogden.
The Dodgers' left-handed reliever started the game, faced five batters and retired two. He reached a 20-pitch limit when allowing a three-run homer to Hamlet Marte. He also struck out one, walked one and allowed an infield single.
Elbert had last pitched for Ogden 10 years ago.
Elbert, 28, missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing three operations on his left elbow. He had scar tissue removed Sept. 19, 2012, debridement of cartilage in a different area of the elbow on Jan. 23, 2013, and Tommy John reconstruction along with a microfracture procedure on June 7, 2013. Just before Spring Training this year, he underwent an emergency appendectomy.
If Elbert comes out of the outing healthy, he is scheduled to continue the assignment on Saturday night with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
Uribe set to begin rehab at Rancho Cucamonga
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, who has been on the disabled list since May 21 recovering from a right hamstring strain, is set to play in a rehab game Thursday -- likely at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
"He'll DH tomorrow," manager Don Mattingly said. "I'm assuming as long as everything goes good, he'll play three in a row there, and then he'll play a couple of days in the field, and then we'll assess where he's at."
Mattingly also said infielder Justin Turner is continuing to progress from his right calf tightness and will likely be available to start in San Diego, where the Dodgers open a series on Friday.
Turner last started on Thursday, but is 2-for-3 in pinch-hit appearances since.
Lastly, left fielder Carl Crawford has returned to the Dodgers' training facility in Arizona after an MRI exam in Los Angeles revealed inflammation in his sprained right ankle. Mattingly said Crawford, who was placed on the DL after rolling his ankle chasing down a ball on May 27 against the Reds, is still not hitting or running.
Wallach heads to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
LOS ANGELES -- Bench coach Tim Wallach won't make the trip to San Diego for the Dodgers' next series. Instead, he'll be in St. Marys, Ontario, where he'll be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Wallach is the Montreal Expos' all-time leader in hits (1,695), doubles (360), RBIs (905), total bases (2,728) and games played (1,767). He also ranks third in runs, with 737, and fourth in home runs, with 204. Wallach will be inducted along with former Expos general manager Murray Cook, former Team Canada manager and Blue Jays scout Jim Redley and David Van Horne, the former voice of the Montreal Expos.
"I'm both surprised and honored to be selected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame," said Wallach in a statement. "What a great thrill to be going in with such integral parts of the Montreal Expos for such a long time, and to join many of my old teammates and manager, along with so many people that meant so much to Canadian baseball. This is a great honor for my family and myself."
Wallach played 17 seasons in the Major Leagues. He was with the Expos from 1980-92, and he played his final four seasons with the Dodgers and Angels. Wallach is a career .257 hitter, a five-time National League All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove winner at third base.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.