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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Yasiel Puig is batting third for the first time in his major league career Thursday vs. the Giants.
The Dodgers are sitting multiple regulars in Thursday's series-finale with San Francisco, so Puig gets to move into prime RBI territory. The 23-year-old is batting .250/.340/.409 in 12 games played this season. Apr 17 - 1:14 PM

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Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Puig hasn't played since last Saturday due to a strained left thumb ligament. He's in right field, with Carl Crawford in left, Andre Ethier in center and Matt Kemp on the bench.
Apr 11 - 5:56 PM

Yasiel Puig (thumb) is not in the Dodgers' lineup again Wednesday, but the outfielder will be available to pinch hit.

Puig seems to be progressing from the strained left thumb ligament he sustained Saturday, but he's still not in the starting lineup. He's still considered day-to-day, with the weekend as a possible timetable for his return to the lineup.
Apr 9 - 7:33 PM

Yasiel Puig (thumb) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Puig hasn't played since strained a left thumb ligament in Saturday's game. He's being fitted for a splint and will throw and hit before Tuesday's contest, but it's not clear whether he'll be available to pinch-hit. Puig remains day-to-day.
Apr 8 - 6:10 PM

The results of Yasiel Puig's Sunday MRI exam revealed a strained left thumb ligament.

He's considered day-to-day, and is expected to avoid the 15-day disabled list. Andre Ethier will fill in if necessary while Puig is sidelined, but manager Don Mattingly indicated that the young Cuban outfielder could be in the lineup against the Tigers on Tuesday.
Apr 6 - 11:30 PM

The results of X-rays on Yasiel Puig's thumb came back negative on Sunday, but he was sent for an MRI.

He's in street clothes for Sunday's afternoon tilt against the Giants, so there's a possibility he'll miss a couple of games with the injury. The Dodgers should provide an update on his status after receiving the MRI results.
Apr 6 - 4:12 PM

Yasiel Puig (thumb) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

It's not clear if his thumb injury is keeping him out or if the Dodgers have just decided to play their other three outfielders. Puig underwent X-rays on his left thumb after injuring it in Saturday's game, but the results of the exam have yet to be revealed.
Apr 6 - 3:56 PM

Yasiel Puig underwent X-rays on his left thumb after injuring it on a head-first slide into first base Saturday.

The Dodgers are awaiting the results before they determine Puig's availability for Sunday. He was able to finish Saturday's game, suggesting the injury isn't serious, but we'll just have to see what the X-rays say. Puig missed a couple games last season with an injury to the same thumb, though this doesn't seem to be related to that ailment.
Apr 6 - 11:54 AM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 in his return to the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Puig's one hit was an infield single that he capped off with an all-out head-first dive into the first base bag. He looked like he may have injured his hand on that play, but the 23-year-old outfielder remained in the Dodgers' lineup through the end of the game.
Apr 5 - 8:00 PM

Yasiel Puig has returned to the Dodgers starting lineup, where he'll hit leadoff against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Saturday.

Puig was benched on Friday after showing up late to the ballpark for the team's home opener. Carl Crawford is getting the day off with Puig starting in right field, Matt Kemp in center and Scott Van Slyke getting the call in left.
Apr 5 - 12:22 PM

Yasiel Puig showed up late to the ballpark for Friday's home opener and was benched by the Dodgers for the game against the Giants.

Matt Kemp, who wasn't going to start in his first game back from the disabled list, was penciled into the two hole in Puig's place. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times hears that Puig thought he was supposed to show up to the park at 10 a.m. PT, but stretch was actually at 9:40 a.m. PT. It'll probably be just a one-game benching for Puig, but we'll see. The Dodgers may decide to teach him a larger lesson.
Apr 4 - 2:02 PM

Yasiel Puig had two hits, including a two-run home run, in a win over the Padres on Tuesday.

Puig walloped an Ian Kennedy fastball into the left field stands for his first home run of the season. The outfielder continues to be immensely talented and immensely frustrating, but fantasy owners don't care about the Dodgers' issues. The 23-year-old will continue to bat near the top of the Dodgers' lineup as long as he's healthy this season.
Apr 1 - 10:24 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly held a team meeting Tuesday to address Yasiel Puig's behavior.

Puig made two bad baserunning errors in the Dodgers' second of two games in Australia and then left in the bottom of the ninth inning with a phantom back injury -- all of which seemed to infuriate Mattingly (along with some Dodgers players). So Mattingly decided Tuesday to air the grievances, and it seemed to work. "I asked them to please keep helping me," Puig told "Specifically with baserunning and hitting my cutoff man. I want them to help me with everything they can."
Mar 27 - 8:44 AM

Yasiel Puig is considered day-to-day after an MRI on his back revealed no structural damage.

Puig is dealing with inflammation in his lower back, but it's not a major cause for concern. He's expected to participate in a workout on Wednesday and play in the team's next exhibition game on Thursday. If all goes well, he should be ready when the Dodgers' season resume Sunday night.
Mar 25 - 4:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Yasiel Puig's back has improved.

After Puig left the second game of the season-opening series against the Diamondbacks due to back soreness, Mattingly indicated (albeit playfully) that he could be sent for an MRI and a bone scan. However, it appears that will not be necessary. Mattingly was visibly frustrated with Puig over weekend, but he said that he had a productive meeting with him Tuesday.
Mar 25 - 3:02 PM

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C1A.J. Ellis
2Tim Federowicz
3Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chone Figgins
CF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Chris Withrow
6Jamey Wright
7Brandon League
8Scott Elbert
9Onelki Garcia