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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
Contract: view contract details

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Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.
Puig sat out Sunday with a nagging hamstring issue, but it's not seen as a big deal and he's back in there a day later. He's in right field and batting seventh against Ricky Nolasco and the Angels. Jun 26 - 8:40 PM

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Yasiel Puig is not in Sunday's lineup due to a nagging hamstring issue.

Puig has often had hamstring issues during his career, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts insisted that this one isn't a major concern. "It's not serious," Roberts said. Cody Bellinger will handle right field Sunday, with Logan Forsythe sliding over to first base and Austin Barnes getting a start at second base.
Jun 25 - 2:57 PM

Yasiel Puig homered and walked after replacing an injured Corey Seager in Friday's game against the Rockies.

It was a surprise to see Puig being held out of the lineup against a lefty tonight, even though he's been far more effective against righties this year. Once he got his chance, he showed why he should have been in there all along. The homer off starter Kyle Freeland was his first versus a lefty in 2017 and 14th overall. He's quietly on pace for a 30-homer season.
Jun 24 - 1:17 AM

Yasiel Puig rocked his 13th homer of the year in Wednesday’s win over the Mets.

He admired the heck out of it too, taking an incredible 32 seconds to tour the bases. Puig’s three-run shot off Tyler Pill put Los Angeles up 5-1 in the fourth inning. The 26-year-old still isn’t hitting for a high average (.247) but he’s rediscovered his power stroke by slugging four homers over his last eight games.
Jun 22 - 2:04 AM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.

Logan Forsythe is also getting a day off. The Dodgers have Enrique Hernandez in right field and Chase Utley at second base and in the leadoff spot.
Jun 19 - 6:35 PM

Yasiel Puig homered twice, driving in three runs in the Dodgers' 10-2 win over the Reds on Saturday.

Puig hit a couple of solo shots, one in the sixth inning and one in the eighth to extend the Dodgers' lead. The dongs were his 11th and 12th of the year and matched his homer output since May 19. He's been picking it up in recent days, using four multi-hit games in the past seven days to raise his line to .247/.319/.445.
Jun 17 - 10:21 PM

Yasiel Puig has been suspended for one game after flipping off some Indians fans on Tuesday.

Puig flipped a pair of dirty birds to a group of heckling fans after homering in Tuesday's win at Progressive Field. He is appealing that suspension and will be able to play until his appeal is heard. Major League Baseball is doubtful to lift the one-game sentence.
Jun 14 - 6:22 PM

Yasiel Puig flipped off some Indians fans after homering Tuesday in the Dodgers' win over Cleveland.

Puig finished with two RBI, one for each middle finger he put on display at Progressive Field. It'd be appropriate if he also got a two-game suspension for the gesture. Puig told reporters after the game that four fans behind home plate were heckling him. "It happened suddenly," said Puig. "It's something that came out. Nothing I can do about it now."
Jun 13 - 10:55 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday against the Reds.

Puig's just getting a breather. Enrique Hernandez will handle right field while batting eighth against Reds left-hander Amir Garrett. Despite his low batting average (.235), Puig is on pace to demolish his career-highs in home runs, RBI and steals.
Jun 9 - 8:01 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases in Saturday's come-from-behind win over the Brewers.

He laced an RBI single in the sixth inning and produced another RBI with a groundout in the eighth. The two steals gave him eight for the season, which equals his total from the last two years combined. He has a .242 batting average with nine homers, 25 runs and 31 RBI in 190 at-bats.
Jun 3 - 10:02 PM

Yasiel Puig remained in the starting lineup Wednesday, but went 0-for-3 against the Cardinals.

Because he's a truck, Puig was able to stay in and finish Tuesday's game after his scary collision with Joc Pederson in right-center. He couldn't have been 100 percent physically tonight, either, but he's doing his best to play while banged up this year.
May 25 - 1:02 AM

Yasiel Puig (back) is in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cardinals.

Puig missed some action this weekend with mild back tightness. He will start in right field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
May 23 - 6:13 PM

Yasiel Puig (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Puig was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight day due to back tightness, but it seems like he's moving in the right direction. Consider him day-to-day.
May 22 - 8:30 AM

Yasiel Puig (back) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

He'll get the night off after exiting Friday's game with back tightness. Enrique Hernandez will replace Puig in right field and bat eighth against Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Manager Dave Roberts said Puig is available off the bench so we could see him pinch-hit.
May 20 - 6:36 PM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his back.

Puig said afterwards that he hopes to avoid the disabled list. He initially felt tightness in his back during batting practice and it progressed throughout the game. While the dynamic outfielder has his sights set on returning to the lineup on Saturday or Sunday, the Dodgers' may be best served holding him out for a game or two to err on the side of caution.
May 20 - 3:25 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Kenta Maeda
7Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Grant Dayton
8Brandon Morrow
9Yimi Garcia
10Brock Stewart