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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 (hamstring) ran at close to 100 percent on Monday.
He should be cleared to resume a rehab assignment at some point this week as long as he doesn't have any setbacks. Puig has been battling a strained left hamstring for six weeks now but finally appears to be making some strides. Jun 1 - 6:57 PM

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Yasiel Puig (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment late next week.

He's been running at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. Puig was close to returning earlier this month but suffered a setback during a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He hasn't played with the Dodgers since April 24.
May 30 - 5:46 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has been hitting for a few days.

Hitting hasn't been an issue, but Puig is still feeling some tightness in his left hamstring while running. He'll report to extended spring training to continue his rehab when the Dodgers begin their road trip this weekend. Obviously, fantasy owners can't get excited about getting him back until the tightness completely goes away.
May 26 - 7:36 PM

Yasiel Puig attempted to jog on Friday, but is still experiencing tightness in his left hamstring.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday afternoon that Puig was feeling much better and that it may not be long before he returns, but it appears as though he's still dealing with the hamstring issue. He'll still need a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Dodgers, so fantasy owners shouldn't count on having him any time soon.
May 22 - 7:23 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is "feeling much better" and it "may not be that much longer" before he returns.

Puig was shut down just over a week ago after having a setback with his left hamstring during his rehab assignment, but he's evidently made nice progress since then. The Dodgers have yet to reveal when the outfielder will re-start the rehab assignment, but it sounds like it could happen shortly.
May 22 - 2:46 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly acknowledged to reporters on Wednesday that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will be out at least another couple of weeks.

"He's still hurt," said Mattingly. "He's going to be a while." Puig reaggravated his strained left hamstring Friday in a rehab game at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The hamstring has been bothering the 24-year-old Cuban since the middle of April. Andre Ethier will continue to serve as the primary right fielder for Los Angeles.
May 13 - 5:25 PM

An MRI on Yasiel Puig's left hamstring has confirmed that he suffered a setback during a rehab game last Friday.

No further details are available at the moment, other than that the Dodgers will obviously hit the pause button on the outfielder's rehab. How big of a setback this might be isn't known at this point. Andre Ethier will continue to handle right field while Puig is sidelined.
May 12 - 7:24 PM

Yasiel Puig will receive an MRI Sunday on his injured hamstring.

He left Friday's rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga after tweaking his left hamstring. Puig was scheduled to return Monday against Miami but that's out of the question now. Andre Ethier will continue to hold down the fort in right field while Puig is sidelined.
May 9 - 6:19 PM

Yasiel Puig left Friday's minor league rehab game early after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring strain.

Puig had been slated to play seven innings in the field on Friday but was yanked after just five innings. He was seen limping after running out a ground ball in his final at-bat, fueling speculation that he may have aggravated his hamstring injury. The team should have an update on his status after Friday's game.
May 8 - 11:46 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Dodgers on Monday.

He'll continue on his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamongs throughout the weekend, playing in the outfield for the first time on Friday. Barring any setbacks, he should be in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Marlins.
May 8 - 7:11 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

Puig still hadn't resumed running the bases as of Wednesday morning, so it will be interesting to find out how he fares on the basepaths should he reach base. Even so, it's a definite step in the right direction for the outfielder, who is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. There's still a chance Puig comes off the DL after his 15 days are up.
May 6 - 6:42 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has yet to resume running the bases.

Puig did some running in the outfield two days in a row over the weekend, but he's evidently not yet been cleared to run the bases yet and won't begin a rehab assignment until that happens. It had been looking like Puig had a good shot to return on May 10 when first eligible, but that's looking less likely now.
May 6 - 11:27 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will perform running drills for the second straight day on Sunday.

It's certainly a great sign. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that he expected Puig to begin a rehab assignment soon, and it's looking like he'll be activated when first eligible on May 10 as long as he can avoid a setback. Puig sports a .279/.380/.465 batting line with a pair of homers over 11 games for Los Angeles this season.
May 3 - 1:47 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Friday that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) would begin a minor league rehab assignment soon.

The fact that he's going to be ready for rehab games so quickly is a great indication that he'll only require a minimum stint on the disabled list for his hamstring injury. Andre Ethier will continue to fill in for the time being, though it looks like Puig will be returning right around May 10.
May 1 - 7:50 PM

Dodgers placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a left hamstring strain.

Puig initially injured the hamstring nearly two weeks ago and just hasn't been able to get over the hump. The Dodgers think he could be ready in 4-5 days, but they've decided to finally play it safe and go ahead and make the DL move. Puig should be ready to go when his 15 days are up. Andre Ethier will see the lion's share of at-bats in right field while Puig is on the shelf.
Apr 26 - 2:15 PM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
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2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
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7Brandon McCarthy
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2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
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10Pedro Baez