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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
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Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Mets.
This is just a day of rest for the center fielder. He is batting .307/.389/.504 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI on the season for the Dodgers. Aug 23 - 5:30 PM

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Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in two of the Dodgers' three runs on Friday.

Puig has just one homer since the All-Star break and two since the beginning of June, but he's still hitting a cool .315. Unfortunately, without the homers or steals (none since June), his fantasy value has taken quite a dip.
Aug 16 - 1:49 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Braves.

Puig has been dealing with some hamstring tightness for the past few weeks and was given a day off Sunday.
Aug 11 - 3:42 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig has deal with a hamstring issue recently, but this appears to just be a day of rest. Andre Ethier is getting the start in center field.
Aug 10 - 11:29 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and Adrian Gonzalez (knee) are back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Both players didn't start Saturday, but they were used off the bench and are back in there Sunday. The Dodgers are facing Edwin Jackson as they try for the series win versus the Cubs.
Aug 3 - 1:57 PM

Yasiel Puig singled as a pinch-hitter Saturday against the Cubs.

Puig was allowed to run after his hit, but he didn't remain in the contest afterwards. He remains day-to-day after leaving Friday's game with mild hamstring soreness.
Aug 3 - 1:39 AM

Yasiel Puig (left hamstring) is out of the lineup on Saturday.

Puig left Friday's game against the Cubs prematurely after tweaking his hamstring. The Dodgers said it was a precautionary move, and we're left to assume this off day is also precautionary in nature. He could return Sunday, barring a setback.
Aug 2 - 5:39 PM

Yasiel Puig left Friday's game against the Cubs because of mild left hamstring soreness.

The Dodgers stressed that it was a precautionary move, so it sounds like Puig could be right back in there on Saturday.
Aug 2 - 1:08 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double, homer, walk, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.

The Dodgers completed its first three-game minimum home sweep over the Braves in 24 years, and in so doing won their sixth straight. Puig's .319 batting average ranks second in the National League, same as his .958 OPS. The center fielder is on pace for 18 homers, 82 RBI and 91 runs.
Aug 1 - 12:55 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 4-for-5 and missed the cycle by a homer in Tuesday's 8-4 win against Atlanta.

You'll recall that Puig went 4-for-5 with three triples and a double on Friday. The center fielder ranks second in the National League in batting average (.318), slugging percentage (.545) and OPS (.949). He's on pace for 18 homers, 82 RBI and 89 runs.
Jul 30 - 2:02 AM

Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 and became the first player in four years to triple three times in a game Friday as the Dodgers topped the Giants 8-0.

The Twins' Denard Span was the last player with three triples in a game, doing so against the Tigers on June 29, 2010. The next to last was Rafael Furcal in 2002. Before that, it was Lance Johnson in 1995. So, obviously, it's a very rare feat. In fact, no Dodger had done it since at least 1901. Puig now has eight triples this year, leaving him two behind teammate Dee Gordon (who also had one tonight) for the major league lead.
Jul 26 - 1:59 AM

Yasiel Puig (hand) is in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

He was forced to sit out four consecutive contests due to a bruised left hand, but was able to appear as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates. He returns to a terrific .308/.398/.519 line with 12 homers and 52 RBI through his first 93 ballgames.
Jul 25 - 6:58 PM

Yasiel Puig (hand) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Dodgers' loss to the Pirates.

Puig was held out of the Los Angeles starting lineup for a fourth straight game due to a bruise on his left hand. He took pregame batting practice and obviously felt good enough to pinch-hit, so his return should be imminent. The Dodgers are off on Thursday.
Jul 24 - 8:46 AM

Yasiel Puig (hand) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

It'll be the fourth straight game that Puig has missed. He took a Joe Kelly pitch off his left hand on Saturday and is still sore. Multiple X-rays have been taken and the results were negative. Puig remains day-to-day.
Jul 23 - 4:43 PM

Yasiel Puig (hand) is again out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Puig has now missed three consecutive games since taking a Joe Kelly pitch off his left hand on Saturday afternoon. A second X-ray was taken Monday and the results were negative, but Puig still has a bad bruise. Matt Kemp is in right field Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Jul 22 - 3:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez