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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
Contract: view contract details

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Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-4 on Saturday to continue his hot hitting since coming off the disabled list on Tuesday.
Puig is now 7-for-15 in his last four games. The mini hot streak has boosted his line to .254/.296/.383 on the season. He still has a long way to go if he is going to return to the All Star level of production he provided his first two seasons in the majors. Jun 25 - 10:16 PM

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Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a win over the Pirates on Friday.

His sixth-inning blast off Jared Hughes landed in the second deck in left field. It was his sixth homer of the season and his first since coming off the disabled list earlier this week. He's actually hit safely in all three games since returning. Puig won’t be in the eighth spot in the order for long if he keeps swinging the bat like this.
Jun 24 - 10:42 PM

Yasiel Puig came all of the way around to score on a single to center in the bottom of the ninth, the result of a Michael Taylor error, and gave the Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Puig hustled right out of the box on his grounder up the middle with one out and Howie Kendrick at first base, pausing only slightly to clap his hands and congratulate himself on the way up the line. It was as he was touching first that he saw the ball get by Taylor in center, and he turned on the jets, racing all of the way around the bases to turn a 3-2 deficit into a victory. It was Puig's second hit of the game. He didn't get an RBI on the play, but it probably didn't matter to him.
Jun 23 - 2:02 AM

Dodgers activated OF Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list.

Puig will return to the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Nationals after missing the last 17 days because of a strained left hamstring. He went 5-for-12 (.417) with a homer and three walks on his five-game minor league rehab assignment.
Jun 21 - 5:05 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

There was some thought that Puig would return on Monday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said they'll wait another day before bringing him back. The 25-year-old went 5-for-12 (.417) with a homer and three walks over five games during his minor league rehab assignment. He has been sidelined since June 2 with a left hamstring strain.
Jun 20 - 7:35 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk Monday in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Lake Elsinore.

"I feel better right now," said Puig, who played five innings. "I need to run more on the bases and in the outfield, but I feel fine right now." Puig is expected to play five innings again on Tuesday before getting the day off on Wednesday. He'll then play another three games before joining the Dodgers on June 20. The 25-year-old has been sidelined since June 2 with a left hamstring strain.
Jun 14 - 9:27 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Monday.

Puig should only need a handful of games to get his timing back and is expected to rejoin the Dodgers on June 20 against the Nationals. Upon his return, Trayce Thompson will shift over to left field where he's still expected to play on a nightly basis.
Jun 10 - 8:47 PM

Dodgers placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Puig has been battling the injury all week and the Dodgers finally decided that he'd be better off with some extended rest. Scott Van Slyke was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move and will take his place on the active roster.
Jun 3 - 10:50 PM

Yasiel Puig struck out as a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Cubs.

Puig was held out of the lineup for the third straight game because of hamstring soreness. He remains day-to-day.
Jun 2 - 4:50 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is out again Thursday.

This is the third straight absence for Puig, who's battling some soreness in his left hamstring. Trayce Thompson will start in right field and bat sixth Thursday afternoon against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
Jun 2 - 11:14 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Puig was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore left hamstring. He will get Wednesday off, too, with Trayce Thompson taking his place in right field. With a day game on Thursday, it wouldn't be a surprise if Puig is given another day off to rest the injury.
Jun 1 - 7:59 PM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup on Tuesday because of a sore left hamstring.

Trayce Thompson will start in right field and Carl Crawford will start in left field versus Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. Puig was limited to 79 games in 2015 largely because of hamstring issues, so this will be a situation to monitor over the next couple days. He's slashing just .239/.286/.364 over his first 196 plate appearances in 2016.
May 31 - 8:15 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.

Puig was pulled from Tuesday's game after he turned a would-be extra-base hit into a single by admiring the deep shot to right field. Following the game, manager Dave Roberts said, "It's something that when we talk about playing the game the right way, we have to be accountable." Trayce Thompson takes Puig's place in right field on Wednesday and is hitting fifth. Even setting Tuesday's lack of hustle aside, Puig is slashing just .247/.289/.382 as Memorial Day weekend approaches.
May 25 - 6:19 PM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game due to a lack of hustle.

Puig spent a long time admiring a shot to the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth inning, turning a potential extra-base hit into a single. He did drive in a run with that hard liner and would eventually come around to score, but it was a bad look for a guy who still owns a weak .247/.289/.382 overall batting line this season. "We talk a lot about playing the game the right way," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "For me, mental mistakes, we’re going to live with. But in my opinion, he should have been on second base. It’s something that when we talk about playing the game the right way, we have to be accountable. That was the decision I made."
May 25 - 9:20 AM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

Puig appeared to jam his hand sliding around Howie Kendrick's bat while scoring on a Kendrick shot to first base in the bottom of the sixth inning that Joey Votto couldn't handle. Puig got on base that inning with an RBI single off the right field wall (he stared it down a good while before running). Puig finished the night 1-for-3 with one run scored and one run batted in.
May 25 - 12:25 AM

Depth Charts

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