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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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USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers "have let teams know that Yasiel Puig is available in the right deal."
However, he also adds that "teams are showing much more interest in their prospects." That's not altogether surprising, given that the Dodgers have one of the better farm systems in the game and have elite prospects like Corey Seager and Julio Urias. Puig is having a disappointing season with a .253/.327/.423 batting line and just six homers, but he's just 24 and is under team control cheaply through 2019. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported previously that the Dodgers have told Puig he will not be traded. Jul 27 - 10:56 PM

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Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day of rest for the outfielder. Carl Crawford will start in left field and bat sixth against Matt Harvey and the Mets on Saturday.
Jul 25 - 3:42 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers reassured Yasiel Puig on Friday that he will not be traded.

Puig has been an increasingly popular name in trade rumblings in recent days, so much so that Puig asked the Dodgers brass about the rumors. The organization assured him that they are not interested in moving him. While things are constantly changing around the trade deadline, don't expect the dynamic young outfielder to be donning a new jersey come August 1.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 25 - 9:51 AM

Yasiel Puig launched a two-run homer Friday against the Mets.

It was his second home run in his last four days. The Dodgers will have to hope that it's a sign of things to come for Puig, who has produced an underwhelming .259/.335/.434 batting line on the year thus far.
Jul 24 - 10:02 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

He's just getting a day off. Andre Ethier is sliding over to right field, while Carl Crawford is handling left.
Jul 22 - 9:53 AM

Yasiel Puig hit his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

The dinger, a solo shot, was Puig's only hit in four at-bats. They've been few and far between for Puig, with Tuesday's blast counting as just his fifth this year and his second since June 10. Puig will certainly be an interesting player to keep an eye on in the next few weeks as his name has crept into trade rumors in recent days.
Jul 21 - 10:38 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI in Thursday's win against the Phillies.

It was Puig's first homer in nearly a month (June 10). He came into the game batting just .179 with a .483 OPS this month. Between missing an extended period while injured, not stealing a base and experiencing an across-the-board drop in numbers, it's been a disappointing campaign for Puig. A big post All-Star run is very much in play, though.
Jul 10 - 12:29 AM

Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

The Dodgers managed just three hits as a team, with Puig managing zero of them. He has played in just 36 games this season while dealing with various injuries and his lack of consistency is understandable. Should he find a way to stay on the field for an extended amount of time, we like him to improve on his current .278/.368/.444 triple-slash. It should at least be noted, though, that after a world-beating debut in 2013, his slash numbers dropped in 2014 and have further dipped over the first half of his 2015 campaign. We'll see if he can reverse that trend in the second half of the season.
Jul 5 - 7:24 PM

Yasiel Puig (hand) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig hasn't started since a callus on his left hand opened up on Tuesday. He's pinch-hit the last two days, though, and is ready to roll for Sunday's series finale in Miami.
Jun 28 - 10:29 AM

Yasiel Puig (hand) is once again not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

It will be the fourth straight contest that Puig has been held out of the starting lineup, though he did appear as a pinch hitter in Friday's game. Kike Hernandez is getting the start in his place in left field and will bat seventh for the Dodgers.
Jun 27 - 1:03 PM

Yasiel Puig (hand) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's victory over the Marlins.

Puig grounded out in his lone at bat. He was held out of the starting lineup on Friday for the third consecutive game due to an open callus on his left hand, but the fact that he was able to swing the bat is a good indication that he should return to the lineup on Saturday.
Jun 27 - 8:39 AM

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

He's missed three straight starts due to an open callus on his left hand. Puig should be ready to return to action at some point over the weekend. Scott Van Slyke is in right field Friday.
Jun 26 - 3:11 PM

Yasiel Puig has been scratched from the Dodgers' lineup Thursday with an open callus on his left hand.

Puig was in the starting lineup initially, but he still can't swing without discomfort. The same scenario played out before Wednesday's game. Scott Van Slyke is now playing right field in the Dodgers' series finale against the Cubs. Alex Guerrero is in left field and Alberto Callaspo is at third base.

Yasiel Puig (hand) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Cubs.

Puig was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a raw callus on his left hand. He is batting fifth and starting in right field in his return to action on Thursday.
Jun 25 - 11:43 AM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to an open callus on his left hand.

Well that sounds painful. The outfielder reportedly opened the callus during his first at-bat Monday night, leaving a quarter-sized patch of raw skin. The injury doesn't sound like the kind of thing that will keep him out much longer than a day or two.
Jun 24 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
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
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia