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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
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Yasiel Puig had two hits and three runs scored Thursday in Game 5 against the Cubs.
Puig hit .389 and led the Dodgers by scoring six runs in the five-game series. Only four players started all five games for the Dodgers, but those four ended up with OPSs of 1.247 (Chris Taylor), 1.145 (Justin Turner), .893 (Cody Bellinger) and 1.111 (Puig). Oct 19 - 11:34 PM

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Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run and added an RBI double as the Dodgers bested the Cubs 5-2 Saturday in Game 1 of the NLCS.

Puig's RBI double in the fifth inning got the Dodgers on the board, and a solo homer in the seventh gave the team some breathing room. The homer was the first this postseason for Puig, but the 26-year-old now has six RBI in four games this October. He's hitting a robust .500 (7-for-14) and will be a big part of how far the Dodgers go in the playoffs.
Oct 14 - 11:54 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 and drove in two runs during Friday's playoff win over the Diamondbacks.

He punched an RBI double in the first inning and plated a second RBI with a groundout in the fourth. He led off the seventh inning with a triple but was left stranded. Puig had a bounce-back season with a .263 batting average, 28 home runs and 74 RBI.
Oct 7 - 2:50 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win at Colorado.

The four runs scored might not have been a record, but it's pretty crazy for a guy to tap the plate four times when his team scores just five total runs. It looks like manager Dave Roberts lit a fire under Puig with his recent benching, as the outfielder is 5-for-11 with a double, two homers, four RBI and five runs scored over the past four outings.
Oct 1 - 2:43 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI versus the Padres on Wednesday.

The Dodgers went up 7-0 without a homer tonight and then got their final three runs all on solo shots. Puig had the first of those off Clayton Richard in the fifth. He has established career highs with 27 homers, 72 RBI and 15 steals this season.
Sep 28 - 1:11 AM

Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres.

Puig was held out Sunday after ending Saturday's game on an ill-advised stolen base attempt and then he got benched Monday after showing up late for a mandatory pregame workout. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has expressed frustration with Puig's behavior, but it appears the two have come to an understanding with just nine days remaining until the start of the NLDS.
Sep 26 - 6:13 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday after he showed up late for the team's pre-game workout.

Puig was benched Sunday after manager Dave Roberts expressed frustration with the outfielder being thrown out attempting a stolen base to end the game Saturday, and now he's riding the pine again after showing up late. It's obviously not what you want with the Dodgers set to begin the NLDS next week. Puig is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Sep 25 - 7:21 PM

Yasiel Puig was benched for the second straight game Monday.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed frustration with Puig after he was thrown out attempting a stolen base to end the game Saturday, and the implication was that it was a buildup of incidences involving the outfielder. Puig declined comment Monday when asked about being benched for the second game in a row. Enrique Hernandez is in right field Monday.
Sep 25 - 6:47 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig tweaked his ankle Saturday, but he didn't receive treatment on it and that's not why he's sitting out Sunday. Rather, manager Dave Roberts is upset about the outfielder getting thrown out on a stolen base attempt to end Saturday's game. Curtis Granderson is in right field and Joc Pederson is in left Sunday.
Sep 24 - 2:36 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said late Saturday that Yasiel Puig will have his ankle evaluated.

Puig appeared to injure the ankle while attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday versus the Giants. He was thrown out, and it was the final play of the 2-1 loss. Look for a status update ahead of Sunday's series finale.
Sep 24 - 12:14 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

He singled twice in the contest and struck out once. The controversial outfielder has taken a step forward this year in his age 26 season and is likely to set career highs in several categories. He has a .261 batting average with a career-high 26 homers, career-high 69 RBI, 66 runs and career-high 15 stolen bases. Those may be career bests for him but they still are not star level numbers, although they are much better than his results from the last two years. He has yet to meet the expectations set by his promising 2013-14 seasons.
Sep 21 - 12:59 AM

Yasiel Puig will hit cleanup Monday against the Phillies.

This will be his first start out of the cleanup spot since May 28. Puig has spent much of the year in the No. 8 spot, but he has earned himself back into the middle of the Dodgers' lineup of late.
Sep 18 - 3:15 PM

Yasiel Puig crushed his 26th home run of the season as the Dodgers clobbered the Nationals on Friday night in Washington.

Puig also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. His solo shot off of Edwin Jackson increased the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 in the second inning. The 26-year-old outfielder is now hitting .264/.348/.491 with 26 homers and 69 RBI in what has been a resurgent season offensively.
Sep 15 - 10:19 PM

Yasiel Puig picked up a pair of doubles with two RBI in Tuesday's game at San Francisco.

Puig is starting to pick up the pace again, posting back-to-back multi-hit games and at least two hits in three of his past four outings. He also has driven in five runs during the impressive span.
Sep 13 - 2:44 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored Monday against the Giants.

His fifth-inning blast briefly gave the Dodgers the lead. There would be a couple more lead changes before the Giants would eventually pull away. Puig is now up to 25 homers on the year, though this was his first since August 29. He’s batting .258/.346/.479 overall.
Sep 12 - 8:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
4Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia