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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Yasiel Puig was a late scratch from the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday.

No word yet on why he was taken out of the lineup. Alex Guerrero took his spot in left field.
Jun 24 - 8:11 PM

Yasiel Puig is hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Dodgers lineup on Friday.

Joc Pederson has been moved down to the second spot, while Justin Turner is getting the start at third base and hitting third for the Dodgers.
Jun 19 - 6:10 PM

Yasiel Puig smacked a stand-up triple in a 1-0 win against the Rangers on Thursday.

It came on the Dodgers' second at-bat against Anthony Ranaudo, leading the faithful to no doubt believe a night of offensive fireworks was in store. Instead, even reaching third base proved to be a feat for both teams, as the Dodgers eked out a 1-0 win by scoring in the ninth on a balk (Puig, of course, was stranded in the first; he finished 1-for-4). The Cuban outfielder is slashing .326/.402/.523.
Jun 19 - 1:40 AM

Yasiel Puig went 4-for-4 with a walk, home run, two runs and three RBI in Wednesday's win against Arizona.

Puig has displayed zero rust since his activation, going 9-for-15 with two doubles, a homer, five runs and four RBI in four games. The eccentric Cuban outfielder is slashing .362/.439/.603 in a campaign that has been limited to 15 games because of injury.
Jun 11 - 1:59 AM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.

Puig has played four straight days between his rehab assignment and return over the weekend, so the Dodgers want to make sure he doesn't overdo it with his hamstring. Andre Ethier is in right field and Alex Guerrero is in left Monday.
Jun 8 - 6:21 PM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in his first game back from the disabled list Saturday.

Puig struck out in his first two plate appearances, but he laced an RBI double to right-center field in the bottom of the seventh inning for the Dodgers' first run and then came around to score on a Justin Turner single. His hamstring looks to be 100 percent. And the bat flip on his go-ahead double was a classic.
Jun 7 - 12:38 AM

Dodgers activated Yasiel Puig (hamstring) from 15-day disabled list.

The Dodgers optioned Scott Schebler to Triple-A Oklahoma City in the corresponding roster move. Puig hasn't played in the big leagues since April 24. He hit .286 with two homers during his rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The 24-year-old will bat third and play right field Saturday against the Cardinals.
Jun 6 - 6:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
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
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Eric Surkamp