• Hanley Ramirez ran sprints in the outfield at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon to test his strained left hamstring, and Mattingly said the shortstop could begin a Minor League rehab assignment in a week.
• Mattingly said Josh Beckett, on the disabled list with a strained left groin, threw off a mound and "felt a little something," but believes the right-hander is "moving in the right direction".
• Dodgers left-hander Scott Elbert faced one batter for Double-A Chattanooga on Sunday, recording a flyout on four pitches, after tossing a scoreless inning on Saturday. The club wanted to see how his surgically repaired elbow responded to pitching on consecutive days, which Elbert hadn't done since he began a rehab assignment on May 10.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.