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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
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On Wednesday, Yasiel Puig said that he would be making the Dodgers' 25-man roster for their NLDS showdown with the Mets.
The Dodgers haven't officially revealed their roster, which is due on Friday morning, but manager Don Mattingly indicated that the players who made the cut already know. This season, Puig hit .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs, 38 RBI and three steals in 79 games played. Injuries stole a huge chunk of the 24-year-old outfielder's 2015 campaign. How much he plays remains to be seen, as ESPN Los Angeles' Mark Saxon speculated on Tuesday that Puig might only start one game in the NLDS. Oct 7 - 8:35 PM

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Mark Saxon of considers it "highly unlikely" that Yasiel Puig will start over Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford versus a righty.

That means he might only get one start in the NLDS, as Steven Matz is the lone lefty projected to be in the Mets' rotation. Even he isn't guaranteed a start, as he's battling back spasms. It's no surprise that the Dodgers are leaning toward having Puig come off the bench, though, as Puig has made just one start over the last six weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Oct 6 - 5:17 PM

Yasiel Puig will not start Sunday's game against the Padres.

Puig is playing right field Saturday for the first time in over a month. Manager Don Mattingly suggested he could enter Sunday's game in the later innings as part of a double switch. Puig could be playing for a postseason roster spot.
Oct 3 - 7:10 PM

Dodgers activated Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list.

A strained right hamstring kept Puig out for 34 games. He'll bat sixth and play right field Saturday against the Padres. Puig was on a 10-game hitting streak before he got hurt.
Oct 3 - 5:40 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that there's a chance Yasiel Puig (hamstring) rejoins the team before the end of the weekend.

Puig has been working out extensively after suffering a re-injury of his right hamstring. He had a full day at the team's spring training complex on Thursday and was even able to steal a base. It looks like all systems should be go for the outfielder heading into the postseason.
Oct 2 - 7:46 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) began running at 100 percent effort on Thursday morning.

Puig has made some major strides over the last couple of days and would now appear to have a pretty good shot at cracking the Dodgers' roster for the NLDS. He has been on the disabled list since August 28 with a re-tear of his troublesome right hamstring. The outfielder has appeared in only 77 total games this season for Los Angeles.
Oct 1 - 1:43 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is playing in instructional league games but not running the bases or playing the field yet.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Puig's activity level the last two days has been "encouraging," but he added that the outfielder is still only running at about 80 percent. Puig won't return during the final week of the regular season and his status for the postseason is up in the air.
Sep 30 - 9:42 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly acknowledged Thursday that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is doubtful to return before the end of the regular season.

Puig is only running at about 70 percent effort four weeks after re-straining his right hamstring and there are just 10 days left on the Dodgers' regular-season schedule. His status for the postseason is also up in the air. It's been a brutal season for the 24-year-old Cuban outfielder, who is sitting on a .256/.324/.440 slash line, 11 home runs, and 38 RBI.
Sep 24 - 2:29 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) ran the bases before Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Dodgers head trainer Stan Conte supervised the exercise. Puig continues to rehab from hamstring issues, and his return to the Dodgers during the regular season is still up in the air.
Sep 23 - 7:13 PM

Yasiel Puig continues to experience tightness in his left hamstring, but will head to extended spring training in Arizona this week.

Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly said Sunday that Puig is currently at around 65 percent. His right hamstring is fully healed, but the left one is still giving him issues. The hope remains that he'll be able to return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
Sep 20 - 9:34 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) ran in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game.

The Dodgers have been bringing Puig along slowly after he aggravated his right hamstring injury nearly three weeks ago. Obviously that he's progressed to running is a good sign, although it's unclear how intense the running was Tuesday. Puig is unlikely to return before late September.
Sep 15 - 7:12 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Puig has been rehabbing at the Dodgers' spring training facility for the last two weeks but isn't ready to do any baseball drills yet. "There’s nothing he can do here at the ballpark," manager Don Mattingly said. "He’s not on the field yet. He’s doing his work in the water. He’s doing his work on the ‘Alter G’ (treadmill)." It's looking like Puig might only get in a few token games at the end of the regular season.
Sep 13 - 12:07 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has begun rehabbing at the team's spring training facility in Arizona.

Puig has dealt with numerous injury issues this season, though this time around his hamstring strain is believed to be minor. He should be ready to return from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible.
Sep 4 - 8:23 PM

Dodgers placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Puig re-injured his hamstring during Thursday's game against the Reds. He has appeared in just 77 games in what has been an injury-plagued season. Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Aug 28 - 7:19 PM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game against the Reds after re-injuring his right hamstring.

Puig pulled up lame after legging out an infield single against Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder could be looking at yet another extended absence. He's appeared in just 77 games this season for the Dodgers.
Aug 27 - 3:18 PM

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2B1Howie Kendrick
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SS1Corey Seager
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3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
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LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
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CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Justin Ruggiano
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