Worth noting

• Puig and second baseman Dee Gordon both left Saturday's game against the Rockies with hip injuries and each missed Sunday's series finale in Colorado. Puig, who had a right hip flexor strain, was back in the lineup for the Dodgers' series opener with the Reds on Monday. Mattingly gave Gordon, who had right hip discomfort, another day to rest. Gordon was expected in the lineup on Tuesday.

"Dee was good. I think he was ready to play," Mattingly said. "You just kind of figure with him getting another day, in this circumstance against a lefty, really just making sure he gets another day, making sure he's healthy."

• Third baseman Juan Uribe, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, has been running the past couple of days going back to the series in Colorado over the weekend. He said Monday that the hamstring feels better, but he has no timetable for a return.

"Not really sure where he's at, we haven't been able to get out on the field the past couple of days," Mattingly said. "We didn't feel like he was going to be ready, but he's obviously getting better. There haven't been any setbacks, just never really expected him to be ready in two weeks. So we'll just play it by ear. As he starts to get ready, his body is going to tell us. So I don't expect it to be a lot longer, but I don't expect it to be tomorrow, either. He's still a little ways away."

Mattingly said he doesn't know at this point if Uribe will be sent for a Minor League rehab assignment.

• Catcher A.J. Ellis is nearing a return to the Dodgers. Ellis sprained his right ankle during the celebration after Josh Beckett's no-hitter on May 25.

"No talk of rehab with him, but I think he's getting close, also," Mattingly said. "He did a lot of things today. I'll talk to him either tonight or tomorrow, and he'll have a better clue of where we're at, but A.J. pretty much did everything today. There's a possibility by the end of the series we might see him, or early on when we get back."

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.