With right-handed hitters Yasiel Puig and Kiké Hernandez on the disabled list with hamstring injuries, right-handed-hitting outfielders Justin Ruggiano and Chris Heisey were reacquired and have seen playing time, as they did Friday night when both started, along with Scott Van Slyke, against Arizona left-handed starter Robbie Ray.
Ruggiano hit a grand slam in the ninth inning of the 12-4 loss to the D-backs.
"We're just matching up with the lefty," said Mattingly. "You can see what we're doing, not quite with all three spots, but definitely in left and right [fields] we can do it, with Carl [Crawford] and Andre [Ethier] against right-handers, and Van Slyke in there. I like the platoon situation."
Ruggiano has been the standout, going 6-for-15 with three homers, 10 RBIs and an OPS of 1.604 in six games.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.