Recalling Van Slyke bolsters the outfield corps that had been thinned out by a calf injury to Andre Ethier, who slugged a game-tying two-run homer as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night after being sent to the hospital on Tuesday.
Van Slyke, recalled for the fourth time this season, gives the Dodgers needed right-handed power off the bench. Gordon was 5-for-14 in his most recent stint with the club.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.