Ramirez set to return after rehab stint

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez walked and struck out in two plate appearances in the second and final game of his minor league rehabilitation appearance for high Single-A Inland Empire at Lake Elsinore on Thursday night.

Ramirez played four innings in left field, his first appearance defensively since he was put on the 15-day disabled list April 23 because of a right calf strain.

Ramirez is expected to come off the DL in time for Saturday night's game with Colorado, the first day he is eligible. He was hitting .415 with four doubles, two homers, 12 RBIs and a .500 on-base percentage at the time he was injured.

Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.