Dodgers Reinstate Grandal and Kendrick

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated catcher Yasmani Grandal (right forearm tightness) and infielder Howie Kendrick (strained left calf) from the 15-day disabled list, while placing infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with low back irritation (retroactive to April 10).

Grandal started three games at catcher and one at DH during a rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 3-for-9 with a homer and three RBI. He appeared in eight Spring Training games for the Dodgers (last: March 21), going 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI.

Kendrick went 5-for-15 (.333) with a stolen base, three doubles and four RBI in a four-game rehab appearance with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, starting games at DH (one game), second base (two games) and third base (one game) with the Quakes. He batted .261 (6-for-23) with a double, a triple, a home run and two RBI in eight Spring Training games with the Dodgers, last appearing on March 22.

Van Slyke was removed from Saturday's game with the injury and has appeared in four games (three starts) this year, going 1-for-9 with a double and two RBI.

Yesterday, the Dodgers optioned infielder Micah Johnson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.