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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
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Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.
Puig was able to pinch-hit Friday, but he hasn't started a game since tweaking his right hamstring on Thursday. It doesn't appear at this point that a disabled list stint is being considered. Andrew Toles is in right field. Jul 24 - 5:19 PM

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Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remains out of the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

Puig was used as a pinch-hitter in Friday's extra-innings marathon, but he isn't ready to return to the outfield and probably won't start Sunday either. He tweaked his right hamstring Thursday afternoon in D.C.
Jul 23 - 4:42 PM

Yasiel Puig popped out as a pinch-hitter in the 13th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

Puig didn't start because of a minor right hamstring injury, and he remains day-to-day.
Jul 23 - 1:30 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Puig tweaked his right hamstring on Thursday. It doesn't appear that it's a potential disabled list injury at this point, but with his history of hammy issues you never know. Scott Van Slyke is filling in in right field.
Jul 22 - 4:29 PM

Yasiel Puig left Thursday's game against the Nationals with right hamstring tightness.

Puig tweaked his right hammy while trying to beat out a grounder to third base in the top of the seventh inning. Scott Van Slyke took over in right field in the bottom of the seventh. This is not the same hamstring Puig injured in June, but he did have serious problems with it in 2015. Another trip back to the disabled list is a real possibility.
Jul 21 - 3:22 PM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game against the Nationals with an apparent hamstring injury.

Puig entered the game in right field in the bottom of the sixth but then appeared to tweak something while trying to leg out a grounder in his first at-bat in the top of the seventh. Scott Van Slyke took over in right field in the bottom of the seventh. Puig was limited to 79 games in 2015 because of hamstring problems and he spent time on the disabled list this June with the same type of issue. More awful injury news for Los Angeles.
Jul 21 - 2:50 PM

Yasiel Puig doubled in three at-bats in the Dodgers' loss on Wednesday.

Puig's lackluster numbers this season show no signs of getting better. He is batting .257 with a disappointing .698 OPS. He has seven home ru ns and 32 RBI. Puig is blessed with all five tools but has not been able to convert that talent into results this year. He is only 25 years old and could break out at any time.
Jul 20 - 10:58 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are open to trading Yasiel Puig.

This would have been an unthinkable scenario not too long ago, but Puig's development has stalled over the past couple of years, so the Dodgers are at least weighing the possibility. While he has hit better since coming off disabled list, he has a disappointing .700 OPS on the year. Still, the Dodgers could find a team who believes in a rebound and would be willing to take a chance on his personality. He's just 25 years old, after all. He's also owed just $14 million over the next two seasons. Rosenthal speculates that the Dodgers could look to the trade market for another outfielder.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 19 - 8:58 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 and a solo homer to help the Dodgers beat the Orioles 7-5 on Monday.

Puig is up to .381/.447/.571 with two homers in 42 at-bats since coming off the disabled list. It'd sure be nice to think that this is the real Puig right here. It's hard to get overly excited, though, given his largely unexceptional play while so often banged up these last two years.
Jul 5 - 1:56 AM

Yasiel Puig was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rockies after injuring his left shoulder.

Puig sustained the injury during a slide into home plate in the seventh inning. Both Puig and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts downplayed the severity of the injury afterwards, indicating that he wouldn't miss any time and should return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 2 - 2:50 AM

Yasiel Puig, who left Wednesday's game with a knee contusion, went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk against the Brewers on Thursday.

Puig might have tried for third on the double had he been feeling better, but given that it was an 8-1 game anyway, there was little reason to push it.
Jun 30 - 5:59 PM

Yasiel Puig (knee) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

Puig was removed from Wednesday's game with a minor knee contusion, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting sixth against Zach Davies and the Brewers.
Jun 30 - 11:37 AM

Updating a previous item, Yasiel Puig was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Brewers due to a minor knee contusion.

Puig was pulled from the contest after limping out a grounder in the eighth inning. While he previously dealt with a hamstring injury, it appears he has dodged a re-aggravation of that ailment. Following the loss, manager Dave Roberts said that he expects Puig to be in the lineup on Thursday.
Jun 29 - 10:59 PM

Yasiel Puig was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Brewers with an apparent leg injury.

Puig almost immediately began to limp while running out a grounder to lead off the eighth inning. He was replaced in right field by Scott Van Slyke to open the bottom of the frame. Given that Puig was just activated off the disabled list on June 21 after being waylaid by a strained left hamstring, the Dodgers have to be crossing their fingers that this is not a re-aggravation. If this is another hamstring issue, a return trip to the DL would potentially be in play. The team should provide an official update after the game.
Jun 29 - 10:36 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

While he has been on fire at the dish since his return, he'll get a breather against Chase Anderson on Tuesday. Howie Kendrick is starting in left field and batting second for the Dodgers.
Jun 28 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao