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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
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Yasiel Puig (calf) is back in the Dodgers' Cactus League lineup on Thursday.
Puig has been held out of action this week after feeling a tweak in his left calf Sunday while trying to steal a base. It sounds like this is minor, but we all know about Puig's long history of leg issues. He remains a high-risk, high-reward type of fantasy outfielder leading into the 2017 regular season. Mar 23 - 2:25 PM

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Yasiel Puig (calf) is unlikely to play until at least Thursday.

Puig felt something in his left calf while stealing a base on Sunday and had to be scratched from Monday's lineup. It doesn't appear the Dodgers are considering an MRI, so they must feel the ailment is minor. However, it must be noted that Puig has a long history of leg issues. It would become worrisome if he's not playing by the end of this week.
Mar 20 - 7:39 PM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup Monday due to left calf tightness.

Any injury at this point in the spring can threaten Opening Day availability, but it's also possible Puig will be just fine. There should be more information out of Dodgers camp soon. Puig has a cool .927 OPS with three home runs in 32 at-bats this spring in the Cactus League.
Mar 20 - 2:29 PM

Yasiel Puig went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

He has historically been a monster in spring training games, but not this year. He is now batting just .214 in 28 at-bats. On the other hand, three of his six hits have been home runs, giving him a .920 OPS despite the poor batting average. Puig is expected to be the starter in right field, although he may end up in a timeshare with Andre Ethier.
Mar 16 - 7:17 PM

Yasiel Puig launched a pair of home runs on Friday, leading the Dodgers in a 12-2 rout over the Rangers in Cactus League action.

Puig got the Dodgers on the board early with a towering two-run shot off of Cole Hamels in the first inning. He upped that advantage with another two-run blast the following inning, this time off of right-hander Nick Martinez. Puig also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely in all three plate appearances. He's off to a tremendous start this spring, hitting .286 with three homers, five RBI and a 1.158 OPS.
Mar 11 - 12:28 AM

Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run Sunday in the Dodgers' 7-3 Cactus League win over the Mariners.

Puig went deep off switch-pitcher Pat Venditte in the bottom of the fourth inning. He also scored a second run in the bottom of the sixth after reaching on a throwing error. Puig is aiming for a big bounceback 2017 after putting up a disappointing .260/.323/.425 combined batting line in 183 games between 2015-2016.
Mar 5 - 5:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig will begin working with club trainers in January to "shed some bulk."

Maybe a slimmer frame can help Puig avoid the hamstring issues that have plagued him for the last two years. He finished with a disappointing .263/.323/.416 batting line in 2016, tallying only 11 home runs and five stolen bases in 104 games. Puig will remain a big draft-day gamble in fantasy leagues for 2017.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:39:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Yasiel Puig won't opt in to arbitration this offseason.

After three years of major league service, Puig and Jose Abreu each had the ability to opt out of their contracts and go year-to-year through arbitration. We learned Monday that Abreu opted to go through arbitration, but Puig will stick with the original terms of his contract. He'll make $6.5 million in 2017, $7.5 million in 2018, and will be arbitration-eligible in 2019. He remains a potential trade candidate this offseason.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:42:00 AM

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."
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:31:00 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 01:33:00 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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 06:22:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:55:00 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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 03:48:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:45:00 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.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Alex Wood
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
9Josh Fields
10Yimi Garcia
11Brandon Morrow