Worth noting

• Manager Don Mattingly said left fielder Carl Crawford, on the disabled list since Tuesday with a sprained ankle, is "doing really well -- and I say that cautiously. Ankles can get to a certain point and stay there."

• Starting pitcher Chad Billingsley, recovering from Tommy John surgery, has a second simulated game scheduled for Tuesday. If that goes well, he could be cleared for a rehab start.

• Mattingly downplayed what he called "a discussion" with Andre Ethier during the eighth inning of Saturday's 12-2 rout of the Pirates. "He can voice his opinion, I can voice mine," Mattingly said. "With family, that's what you do at home. You can argue, but at the end of the day, you love your kids, and you're family. He wanted to stay in the game. Today he can apologize, I can apologize."

Dee Gordon is "really excited" about Thursday's First-Year Player Draft. It's an off-day for the Dodgers, who open a road trip in Colorado on Friday. Dee's brother, Nick, is expected to be among the top seven selections.

A left-handed-hitting shortstop, the younger Gordon is the No. 5-rated Draft prospect by MLB.com. "Our family can't wait to see where he goes," said Dee, a fourth-round pick by the Dodgers out of high school in 2008. Tom Gordon, former MLB pitching star, is the father of Dee and Nick.

Lyle Spencer 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.