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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Padres.
He'll get the day off after laboring through a dismal 0-for-4 showing on Friday. Puig has watched his average fall from .347 to .250 over his last 10 games. Enrique Hernandez will fill in at right field and bat sixth. Apr 30 - 5:42 PM

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Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 as the Dodgers were shut out by the Marlins on Wednesday.

Puig opened the season 8-for-15 with two triples and a homer in his first four games. Since then, he's hitting .200 in 65 at-bats, with just one more homer and four RBI. He'll get hot again, for sure, but some consistency would be nice, too.
Apr 28 - 3:22 AM

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

Trayce Thompson will fill in at right field and bat eighth. Puig was probably due for a rest after appearing in each of the Dodgers' first 11 games. The 25-year-old has come on strong this year with 15 hits in 41 at-bats (.366). Puig's return to form has been a welcome sight after seeing his production fall off a cliff in 2015 (.255, 11 HR, 38 RBI in 79 games).
Apr 16 - 5:51 PM

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 and hit his first homer Wednesday against the Padres.

Puig took Carlos Villanueva's softest curveball (69 mph) high on the first pitch of his at-bat in the eighth inning. He then got another one that was a little harder, and he took it just over the wall in left. Puig just killed the ball against the Padres, finishing 6-for-10 with two triples, two walks and only one strikeout. He might keep this going for a spell.
Apr 7 - 12:25 AM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with a two-run triple and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Puig's two-run three-bagger off James Shields in the fourth inning proved to be the biggest hit of the game. It snapped a scoreless tie and would serve as all of the run support Scott Kazmir needed to put the Dodgers off to a 2-0 start for the 2016 season. The 25-year-old Puig is looking to rebound from an injury-plagued 2015 campaign in which he played in just 79 games.
Apr 6 - 1:10 AM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in Monday's Cactus League lineup.

A previous report said that Puig would miss another day with hamstring tightness, but the Dodgers actually posted the wrong lineup. Barring a setback, he should be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 28 - 5:33 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in Monday's Cactus League lineup.

Puig was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to tightness in his left hamstring and will get another day to rest. It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Dodgers have every reason to play things safe after his hamstring issues last season.
Mar 28 - 5:26 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is expected to return to Cactus League action on Monday.

Puig was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to tightness in his left hamstring, but he went through baseball activities Sunday with no issues. It sounds like he should be fine, but the situation is still a bit worrisome given Puig's hamstring issues last season.
Mar 27 - 2:31 PM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday due to tightness in his left hamstring.

Puig felt good to go on Friday but apparently the hamstring tightened up on him overnight. He should return to the field in a day or two and still isn't in any danger of missing the start of the regular season.
Mar 26 - 1:48 PM

Yasiel Puig slugged a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Puig hit his first spring homer in the fourth inning off Rockies starter Chad Bettis. It marked his fourth RBI this month. Perhaps he was just celebrating. Earlier on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported that the sometimes controversial Cuban outfielder would not be suspended under MLB's new domestic violence policy for his role in a reported November fight outside a Miami nightclub. On the diamond, he's looking to rebound from an injury-plagued 2015 campaign that saw him hit just .255/.322/.436 with 11 homers and 38 RBI. His numbers have dropped in each of the last two seasons after he burst onto the scene as a dynamic presence in 2013.
Mar 16 - 9:01 PM

Major League Baseball will not suspend Yasiel Puig under its new domestic violence policy.

That news comes from Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times. Puig was involved in a fracas outside a Miami nightclub back in November and there were reports that he may have struck his sister, but no charges were ever filed and MLB investigators found no evidence to support the claim. According to Shaikin, the league has "reserved the right to reopen the investigation if any new evidence surfaces."
Mar 16 - 4:12 PM

In his spring debut, Yasiel Puig had an RBI single Thursday against the White Sox.

Puig dealt with hamstring injuries last season while posting a disappointing .758 OPS, but there’s huge bounce back potential here. The 25-year-old was involved in an offseason scuffle at a Miami nightclub, but a report this week suggested that he is not expected to be suspended.
Mar 3 - 5:47 PM

ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports that Yasiel Puig is not expected to be suspended by Major League Baseball for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his sister.

Puig was involved in an incident at a Miami bar in November in which he got into a fight with a bouncer and also reportedly shoved his sister. No charges were filed over the incident. Major League Baseball is still investigating the matter and might not officially release anything for a while, but Gomez was told "nothing has been uncovered that would warrant a suspension." Gomez adds that Puig "was said to be initially uncooperative with MLB investigators but has since obliged all requests from MLB."
Mar 1 - 8:00 PM

Yasiel Puig had his wisdom teeth removed Tuesday.

And he was held out of action in Dodgers camp on Wednesday and Thursday, but things should return to normal over the weekend. Puig is aiming for a big bounceback in 2016 after hitting just .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 79 games last season. He really needs to avoid further hamstring issues.
Feb 25 - 2:34 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, teams asking the Dodgers about Yasiel Puig are being told that he is not available for trade.

Puig is coming off a disappointing, injury-riddled 2015 season and it would make very little sense for the Dodgers to sell low. The Cuban outfielder reportedly had a sit-down meeting last month with new manager Dave Roberts, who offered to "wipe the slate clean." Puig is a pretty good bet to bounce back in 2016 -- what will be his age-25 season. He is under contract through 2018 at some very team-friendly rates.
Feb 4 - 11:48 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee