While utility infielder Justin Turner used the All-Star break to play a rehab assignment with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, another Los Angeles Dodger infielder also continues to make progress in his rehab.

Sidelined since May after undergoing surgery to reattach a portion of his ear that was bitten off in the altercation with Miguel Olivo, Guerrero resumed physical activity in the final week of June at the team’s Spring Training facility in Arizona.

Guerrero recently begean played with the Dodgers Arizona League team and according to Christopher Jackson of Examiner.com, Albuquerque Isotopes manager Damon Berryhill said Guerrero is working himself back into shape and could return in the near future:

I think he’s playing nine innings now, he’s getting back in baseball shape,” Berryhill said. “He should be sooner than later. I’m not positive on the dates but it’s looking good. He’s been playing, so we’re excited for that opportunity for him to get back and get going.”

As for Chone Figgins, who was initially diagnosed with a quad strain and placed on the disable list, he will spend the weekend playing for the Isotopes, reports Eric Stephen of True Blue LA:

The Dodgers came to the conclusion Figgins was misdiagnosed and had actually suffered a hip flexor injury. He’s been on the DL since June 14. Also according to Stephen, Scott Elbert is rehabbing with the Isotopes:

This marks Elbert’s second stint with the Isotopes this season as he attempts to work his way back to the big leagues. The left-hander’s last appearance for the Dodgers came in 2012 as he’s been unable to remain healthy since.

Elbert’s recovery was shutdown due to a toe issue before he resumed it six days ago with the Quakes. Elbert is out of options and the Dodgers will be required to make a roster decision on the left-hander in the not too distant future.
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