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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 remained in the starting lineup Wednesday, but went 0-for-3 against the Cardinals.
Because he's a truck, Puig was able to stay in and finish Tuesday's game after his scary collision with Joc Pederson in right-center. He couldn't have been 100 percent physically tonight, either, but he's doing his best to play while banged up this year. May 25 - 1:02 AM

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Yasiel Puig (back) is in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cardinals.

Puig missed some action this weekend with mild back tightness. He will start in right field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
May 23 - 6:13 PM

Yasiel Puig (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Puig was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight day due to back tightness, but it seems like he's moving in the right direction. Consider him day-to-day.
May 22 - 8:30 AM

Yasiel Puig (back) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

He'll get the night off after exiting Friday's game with back tightness. Enrique Hernandez will replace Puig in right field and bat eighth against Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Manager Dave Roberts said Puig is available off the bench so we could see him pinch-hit.
May 20 - 6:36 PM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his back.

Puig said afterwards that he hopes to avoid the disabled list. He initially felt tightness in his back during batting practice and it progressed throughout the game. While the dynamic outfielder has his sights set on returning to the lineup on Saturday or Sunday, the Dodgers' may be best served holding him out for a game or two to err on the side of caution.
May 20 - 3:25 AM

Yasiel Puig was forced to leave Friday's game against the Marlins due to an apparent injury.

Puig appeared to tweak something in his side while checking his swing as he drew a walk in the fourth inning. He remained in the game to run the bases for himself but was subbed out for a defensive replacement the following frame. Look for an update on his status from the Dodgers shortly.
May 19 - 11:52 PM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Marlins.

Puig teed off on an Edinson Vasquez offering with one out in the second inning, clubbing the ball an estimated 441 feet. The home run was his eighth of the season and it is well within play that Puig could top the career-best 19 home runs he socked as a rookie in 2013.
May 19 - 1:50 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Puig knotted the score at 3-3 with his solo blast off Antonio Senzatela in the second inning, but the Rockies would pull back ahead with four runs over the next three innings. For the season as a whole, Puig is hitting .250/.316/.434 with seven homers, 20 RBI and four steals over the course of 136 at-bats. Sunday's two-hit showing was his fourth multi-hit effort in his last 10 games.
May 14 - 7:14 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

It will be Puig's second absence of the season. Brett Eibner will draw the start in right field and bat eighth against Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson. Puig has had an up-and-down year so far, hitting .244 with six homers, 19 RBI and four steals.
May 13 - 5:25 PM

Batting eighth, Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Monday against the Pirates.

Puig has done his best work this year batting eighth, going 7-for-16 with two homers in five games. We'd still rather see him up higher, of course, but it's nice to see that hitting in front of the pitcher doesn't get him down.
May 9 - 1:56 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's victory against the Giants.

Puig snapped out of a 1-for-17 slide in a major way, but it was just his third multi-RBI game of the season. It was also his first time tapping the plate more than once since he scored three times in a game April 6 against the Padres. After a red hot start he has cooled considerably, but he remains a solid fantasy option with his respectable .756 OPS.
May 3 - 2:13 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 0-for-5 on Thursday and is now hitting just .247.

Puig still has an acceptable .776 OPS, and he's played every inning of every game this season. Still, the production hasn't been there the last two weeks. He might get his first day off soon.
Apr 27 - 8:17 PM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Puig fourth-inning RBI double off Taijuan Walker drew the Dodgers to within 2-1, but they would not score again in the contest. The two-bagger was his third of the season. He has driven 11 runs through the first two weeks of play. In addition, Puig has already socked four home runs. This is the kind of start that the outfielder needed after he played to up-and-down results during the 2016 season.
Apr 16 - 8:37 PM

Yasiel Puig finished 3-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk and four RBI in Saturday's victory against the Diamondbacks.

Puig, banished to the minors last season, looks like he is focused and back on track. He has had a couple of monster stat lines so far this season, smacking four homers with 10 RBI through his first 12 games. He didn't reach double digits in RBI until May 3, and he didn't hit his fourth homer until May 13 last season. It looks like Puig is paying big dividends for fantasy owners who pulled the trigger on him banking on a rebound.
Apr 16 - 2:35 AM

Yasiel Puig hit a pair of two-run homers and walked twice Thursday as the Dodgers topped the Padres 10-2.

There we go. Puig is the first player to three homers this season, if only because the Giants refuse to use Madison Bumgarner in left field. If he keeps it up, he'll begin hitting his way up to the middle of the Dodgers order. He probably would have been eighth again today, but he was seventh because Austin Barnes was giving Yasmani Grandal the day off.
Apr 6 - 6:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Cody Bellinger
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Cody Bellinger
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Alex Wood
7Scott Kazmir
8Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Josh Fields
9Yimi Garcia
10Justin Marks
11Yasiel Puig