If there's one aspect the Dodgers might have going for themselves is the fact they're inching closer to bringing back some healthy bodies.

Pitcher Jonathan Broxton, who landed on the disabled list May 6 because of a bone bruise on his right elbow, was expected to see a doctor Monday night to determine if he's cleared to begin throwing.

Infielder Juan Uribe also could begin his path to returning after being placed on the 15-day disabled list July 30 because of a left hip strain.

"Talked to (trainer) Stan (Conte) yesterday and (he) probably felt like it'd be another week," said Mattingly of Uribe. Mattingly added that plans are for Uribe to begin a rehabilitation stint soon after.

"At least get him out a couple days," Mattingly said. "(We have to) make sure he's not going to take one at-bat or one wrong move and be right back on (the disabled list). We just have to find out."