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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
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Yasiel Puig wants to play in the Dominican Winter League this offseason.
He hasn't played winter ball since 2012, a few months after defecting from Cuba, but Puig said he wants to stay sharp and "get ready for next year." Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he's not sure at this point whether they'll allow Puig to play winter ball but added that they'd "keep an open mind." Sep 23 - 10:31 AM

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Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer off Matt Moore in the Dodgers' 9-3 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

Puig surely loved that one after the events of Monday night with Madison Bumgarner on the mound. Playing mostly against lefties, Puig is hitting .206 with four homers, nine RBI and five walks in 34 at-bats since rejoining the Dodgers on Sept. 2.
Sep 22 - 1:33 AM

Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Giants.

Andre Ethier and Howie Kendrick are also sitting Tuesday, with Andrew Toles and Josh Reddick handling the corner outfield spots and Chase Utley covering second base. Puig owns an .895 OPS in 12 games since his return to the majors on September 2, though he hasn't done much in the last week or so.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig has been bothered by "something behind his left shoulder" for the last couple of weeks.

The shoulder issue began bothering Puig while he was still at Triple-A Oklahoma City and he aggravated it in his first at-bat Tuesday night against the Yankees. Puig remained in the game for all 8 1/2 innings, but he finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the 3-0 loss at Yankee Stadium. He was serving as the Dodgers' cleanup man for the first time since June 27.
Sep 13 - 10:55 PM

Yasiel Puig is at cleanup for the Dodgers on Tuesday night against the Yankees.

It's his first time batting cleanup for Los Angeles since June 27. Puig has three homers and a 1.474 OPS in seven games (four starts) since returning to the major league level on September 2. He's quickly winning back the Dodgers' trust with dingers.
Sep 13 - 3:48 PM

Yasiel Puig slugged a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning Monday against the Yankees.

It was his 10th homer of the season. Puig is now hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three homers and six RBI in seven games since returning from the minors. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts still appears content on using him as a platoon player, but he could play his way into a bigger role over the final couple of weeks.
Sep 12 - 10:45 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

The Dodgers have stuck with their plan to only start Puig against lefties even as he's 4-for-9 with two homers since returning from the minors. Josh Reddick is in right field, while Andrew Toles is in left instead of Howie Kendrick.

Yasiel Puig hit his ninth homer, delivered a sac fly and walked Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

This after he didn't start either of the previous two games. The Dodgers need to put Puig in there regularly until he shows he doesn't deserve it, even if it means that Howie Kendrick or Josh Reddick has to sit. Puig is 4-for-9 with two homers, three walks and no strikeouts since his callup on Sept. 2. He has two more RBI in that span than Reddick does in 99 at-bats for the Dodgers.
Sep 8 - 1:34 AM

Yasiel Puig blasted a three-run homer on Sunday, helping to power the Dodgers to a 7-4 victory over the Padres.

Puig finished the day 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and he scored three runs. The right-fielder looks rejuvenated in his return to the big leagues and could be worth a look if he was cut loose in deeper mixed leagues. He's now hitting .265/.328/.399 with eight homers and 37 RBI on the year.
Sep 4 - 8:10 PM

Yasiel Puig singled twice in his return to the Dodgers lineup Friday against the Padres.

Puig was doing just as fine as far as singles and walks before the Dodgers sent him down; it was a lack of power that was his on-field problem. It'll be interesting to see how he's used this month. How he hits these first few days could make all of the difference when it comes to playing time.
Sep 3 - 2:38 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Brewers were the club that won the waiver claim on Yasiel Puig.

The two sides had legitimate discussions that included Brewers star outfielder Ryan Braun, but in the end were not able to work out a deal. The Brewers could again explore trading for Puig this winter.
Sep 2 - 7:43 PM

Dodgers recalled OF Yasiel Puig from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Puig didn't sulk after being demoted, batting .348/.400/.594 with four homers and 12 RBI over 19 games for Oklahoma City. He's starting in right field Friday and should see regular starts against lefties down the stretch. Puig could also play his way into the lineup against righties, as well, with Josh Reddick struggling.
Sep 2 - 5:20 PM

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers plan to recall Yasiel Puig from Triple-A Oklahoma City at some point this weekend.

The Dodgers ran out of time before Thursday's deadline to complete a waiver trade for the embattled 25-year-old outfielder, so he'll return to provide bench depth over the final month of the season. He has been outstanding since his demotion, slashing .348/.400/.594 with four homers and 12 RBI over 19 games. Those in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats could consider trying to catch lightening in a bottle if Puig is available on waivers.
Sep 1 - 10:49 PM

Yasiel Puig will remain with the Dodgers.

Puig was claimed on revocable trade waivers earlier this week by an unknown team, but time has run out for a deal to be completed. Puig, 25, is batting .348/.400/.594 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 19 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City since his August 2 demotion. Maybe he'll get another shot with the National League West-leading Dodgers in September.
Aug 31 - 2:19 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an unknown team.

The Dodgers can now try to work out a trade with that team, though it seems unlikely to actually happen. If they want to deal him, they'd be better served waiting until the offseason when they can negotiate freely with all 29 other major league organizations. Puig, 25, is batting .369/.414/.631 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games since his demotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City on August 2. He's owed around $25 million on a contract that runs through 2018.
Aug 30 - 5:05 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
4Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Yasiel Puig
3Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Jose De Leon
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Joe Blanton
5Yimi Garcia
6Jesse Chavez
7Louis Coleman
8Adam Liberatore
9Grant Dayton
10Alex Wood
11Josh Ravin
12Josh Fields
13Brock Stewart
14Luis Avilan