Worth noting

• Mattingly said that Hanley Ramirez (right oblique) is still on pace to return from the disabled list on Sunday, and he will return at shortstop.

However, Mattingly said he wouldn't hesitate to bring in Miguel Rojas or Erisbel Arruebarrena -- both of whom he's called outstanding shortstops -- as defensive replacements late in games that the Dodgers are leading.

• Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu threw off the bullpen mound for the second straight day Friday as tries to come back from a right gluteus strain, which put him on the disabled list Aug. 15.

• The Dodgers announced Friday that due to unforeseen circumstances, approximately 15,000 of the 40,000 Matt Kemp figurines scheduled to be given away Sunday won't be available. The Dodgers will issue vouchers to fans that can be redeemed from Sept. 1-28 at the Top of the Park Merchandise Store at Dodger Stadium.


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