They get bitten by the injury bug... again.
This time it's A.J. Ellis, who is back on the 15-day DL with a right ankle sprain. Tim Federowicz is back. Look for Drew Butera, who caught Josh Becket's no-no on Sunday, to get the majority of starts behind the dish.
Currently not on the DL, but not in the lineup against on Monday is Hanley Ramirez, who continues to rest his sore right calf. At least that's what he's saying it is, but it's also feared to be an Achilles' injury. And if you're a sports fan in LA, then you know how dangerous that injury can be (see: Bryant, Kobe). Maybe I'm fearing the worst, but that word makes me shake.
Juan Uribe is the only other Dodger on the 15-day DL right now, as he hurt his hamstring running the bases in New York, and is still about 10 days away from being eligible for activation. I have no idea if that will happen right away, but we should soon find out. Justin Turner and Chone Figgins will continue to man the hot corner.
At least the starting rotation is fully healthy, as Hyun-Jin Ryu makes his second start on Monday against the Reds after missing nearly a month with left shoulder inflammation.