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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a walk Saturday against the Rockies.
Puig played the entire game in right field tonight after missing the previous four days with hamstring soreness. Apr 19 - 1:23 AM

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Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday versus the Rockies.

Puig missed three games while nursing a hamstring injury. Fortunately it wasn't serious enough to land him on the DL. Puig has been boom or bust this year, jacking two homers but also striking out seven times. Carl Crawford will head to the bench with Puig back in the lineup.
Apr 18 - 5:39 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

Puig tweaked his hamstring during Monday's contest and still hasn't felt good enough to return to the lineup yet. He worked out on the field prior to Friday's game and should be cleared to return at some point over the weekend. Andre Ethier is once again starting in his place.
Apr 17 - 6:59 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is out of the Dodgers' lineup again on Wednesday versus the Mariners.

Andre Ethier will draw another start in right field. Puig tweaked his left hamstring on Monday night and is apparently still experiencing some discomfort. The Dodgers have a scheduled off day Thursday before kicking off a weekend set Friday against the Rockies. Puig should be ready to rock for that series-opener.
Apr 15 - 5:08 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is likely to be back in the lineup Wednesday.

Puig tweaked his left hamstring while making a catch during Monday's game and is sitting out Tuesday. He finished Monday's contest, though, and Mattingly said the outfielder tried to talk his way into the lineup, so it's obviously a minor injury. Andre Ethier is in right field Tuesday.
Apr 14 - 7:25 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Puig tweaked his hamstring while making a catch during Monday's game. He finished the contest but looked noticeably hobbled, so manager Don Mattingly will play it safe and rest him. Consider the outfielder day-to-day. Andre Ethier is handling right field Tuesday.
Apr 14 - 6:25 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that he's "not sure" Yasiel Puig will play Tuesday after the outfielder suffered an apparent leg injury Monday.

Puig looked to tweak something while making a catch. He finished the game, but Mattingly admitted that the outfielder was "hobbling quite a little bit." Puig figures to try to talk his way into the lineup, especially after a 3-for-5 night that included a home run, but the Dodgers have plenty of capable outfielders and might choose to play it safe.
Apr 14 - 1:29 AM

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Dodgers won in 10 innings against the Mariners.

Puig belted a solo home run to left field in the fifth inning off of James Paxton. The cuban star had been hitting .136 (3-for-22) entering the evening, so the multi-hit performance is a nice sight to see. His slow start isn't anything to worry about.
Apr 14 - 1:25 AM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.

It's just a day of rest for the 24-year-old Cuban, who is 2-for-17 (.118) with six strikeouts to open the 2015 season. Andre Ethier gets the nod in right field.
Apr 11 - 4:20 PM

SportsNet LA's Alanna Rizzo reports that Yasiel Puig is "fine" after being removed from Thursday's Cactus League game following a collision with Howie Kendrick.

Kendrick got Puig pretty good in the head/neck area as the two were chasing a pop-up, but Rizzo says the outfielder's removal was precautionary and he'll be alright. Dodgers fans and Puig's fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
Apr 3 - 12:20 AM

Yasiel Puig had to leave Thursday's game against the Angels after a collision with Howie Kendrick.

The two players were both chasing a pop-up and Kendrick's elbow/forearm appeared to catch Puig in the face when they collided. He stayed down for a couple minutes before eventually walking off under his own power. It looked like Puig was alright, but the Dodgers could send him for concussion tests to be safe. An update on his status will be available later Thursday or Friday.
Apr 2 - 11:38 PM

Yasiel Puig homered in his third consecutive game, finishing 1-for-4 on Thursday facing the White Sox.

Puig now has five homers on the spring along with a .263 average (10-for-38) and 12 RBI. The Cuban superstar had also homered on Sunday against the Indians and Wednesday against the Padres, now giving him three in as many games. Puig looks like he's ready to begin the regular season.
Mar 26 - 7:51 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's Cactus League match-up with the Padres.

Puig put the Dodgers up early with a two-run bomb off of Jason Lane in the first inning. The All-Star now has four homers on the spring along with 10 RBI and a .265 average in 34 at-bats. Puig, 24, has been extremely productive in his two seasons with the Dodgers and still has room to grow.
Mar 25 - 6:53 PM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday due to illness.

Puig was sent home early Saturday due to a stomach virus. He should be fine to return to the lineup in a day or two. Puig is 3-for-14 (.214) with a homer and two walks through his first six Cactus League contests.
Mar 14 - 2:47 PM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run as the Dodgers and Giants played to a tie in Monday's Cactus League exhibition.

Puig went yard off of Ryan Vogelsong in the fourth inning, breaking a 0-0 tie. Now 24 years old, the sky is the limit for the All-Star and 2013 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up. He hit .296/.382/.480 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI last year.
Mar 9 - 7:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Chris Withrow