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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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Dodgers placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Puig re-injured his hamstring during Thursday's game against the Reds. He has appeared in just 77 games in what has been an injury-plagued season. Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Aug 28 - 7:19 PM

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Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game against the Reds after re-injuring his right hamstring.

Puig pulled up lame after legging out an infield single against Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder could be looking at yet another extended absence. He's appeared in just 77 games this season for the Dodgers.
Aug 27 - 3:18 PM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Dodgers beat the Reds on Wednesday.

Puig capped off a five-run fourth inning with a two-run home run to center field off of David Holmberg. The star outfielder is on a nine-game hitting streak and is now carrying a .253/.321/.440 batting line with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 302 plate appearances this season.
Aug 26 - 10:54 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Puig hurt his hamstring on Tuesday and it kept him out for several games, so Sunday's steal was a good sign that the leg might be back to health after the minor injury. This season has been something of a disappointment for the third-year player, who is hitting .254/.322/.432 with 10 homers and 35 RBI, but at least a portion of the inconsistency has been injury-related. Puig's played in just 74 games to this point.
Aug 23 - 6:11 PM

Yasiel Puig was ejected from the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Astros for throwing his bat after striking out.

While extremely talented, Puig continues to show poor judgment and let emotions get the best of him at times, and getting tossed in the ninth inning of a one-run game is another example.
Aug 23 - 5:07 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

He hasn't played since tweaking his hamstring during Tuesday's game. He's starting in right field and batting leadoff on Saturday against Scott Kazmir and the Astros.
Aug 22 - 4:05 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

He hasn't played since tweaking his right hamstring on Tuesday. The Dodgers could use Puig as a designated hitter at some point this weekend in Houston.
Aug 21 - 5:57 PM

An MRI on Yasiel Puig's right hamstring showed a very mild strain.

Dodgers trainer Stan Conte referred to the exam as "really positive" news. It looks at this point like Puig will avoid the disabled list, although we'll have to wait and see how he recovers over the next couple days. He might be used as a designated hitter for the weekend series in Houston.
Aug 19 - 1:36 PM

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

Puig tweaked his right hamstring during Tuesday's game. He doesn't think it's as serious as the straining of his other hamstring that cost him 39 games, but it's unclear at this point whether a disabled list stint might be required. The Dodgers have Carl Crawford in left field and Andre Ethier in right Wednesday.
Aug 19 - 12:54 PM

Yasiel Puig was pulled from Tuesday's game against the A's with an apparent hamstring injury.

Puig came up limping after hustling out an infield single in the top of the eighth inning. It looked like he was motioning toward his right hamstring as trainers helped him off. Puig has missed 39 games this season with left hamstring trouble and might be facing another extended absence, although he contends that the injury isn't as bad this time. Carl Crawford entered the game Tuesday as a pinch-runner.
Aug 19 - 12:43 AM

Yasiel Puig was the Dodgers' offense in Tuesday's win against the Nationals, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a three-run triple.

Puig broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning, creaming a Joe Ross offering to left field for a two-run homer. He cleared the bases with a triple in the fifth, chasing Ross from the game. Puig had registered only one extra-base hit in his previous 10 games before his two on Tuesday. He has a decent .246/.317/.432 triple-slash line with nine home runs and 34 RBI, but the Dodgers are hoping he can do more in the final 49 games to help them win the NL West.
Aug 12 - 1:14 AM

According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on revocable waivers last week.

But they pulled him back immediately after he was claimed, so he can't be traded ahead of the July 31 waiver deadline. This serves as a good reminder that just about every player in baseball is put on waivers this time of year. Puig, 24, is batting .241/.314/.409 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 65 games this season for the NL West-leading Dodgers.
Aug 11 - 5:23 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Carl Crawford is starting in left field and Andre Ethier is starting in right field while Puig rests.
Aug 9 - 4:00 PM

Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

Carl Crawford is starting in left field and Andre Ethier is starting in right field. It's just a day of rest for Puig, who hit a three-run homer on Wednesday night.
Aug 6 - 10:16 AM

Yasiel Puig singled, walked, and clubbed a three-run home run in five plate appearances to help beat the Phillies on Wednesday.

Puig gave the Dodgers an early 3-0 cushion when he lined an Aaron Harang offering into the left field seats at Citizens Bank Park in the first inning. The outfielder, who has only been to the plate 243 times this season, is hitting .252/.325/.431 with eight home runs and 29 RBI. The Dodgers would love to see Puig go on a power surge in the final two months of the season.
Aug 5 - 10:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
9Carlos Frias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
9Yimi Garcia