• A decision on whether to activate catcher A.J. Ellis, who has been on the disabled list since spraining his right ankle during the celebration for Josh Beckett's no-hitter on May 25, will be made Friday, according to Mattingly.
"I think everybody felt like, pretty much, he was ready today," Mattingly said Thursday. "So we wanted to make sure we gave him that extra day, and we'll make a decision tomorrow."
• The Dodgers signed two more of their First-Year Player Draft selections Thursday: 10th-round selection Colin Hering (OF, Coastal Carolina) and 16th-round pick Devan Ahart (OF, University of Akron). So far, the club has signed seven of its 40 Draft picks, including four of its top 10.
Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.