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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
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Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
Puig was pulled from Tuesday's game after he turned a would-be extra-base hit into a single by admiring the deep shot to right field. Following the game, manager Dave Roberts said, "It's something that when we talk about playing the game the right way, we have to be accountable." Trayce Thompson takes Puig's place in right field on Wednesday and is hitting fifth. Even setting Tuesday's lack of hustle aside, Puig is slashing just .247/.289/.382 as Memorial Day weekend approaches. May 25 - 6:19 PM

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Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game due to a lack of hustle.

Puig spent a long time admiring a shot to the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth inning, turning a potential extra-base hit into a single. He did drive in a run with that hard liner and would eventually come around to score, but it was a bad look for a guy who still owns a weak .247/.289/.382 overall batting line this season. "We talk a lot about playing the game the right way," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "For me, mental mistakes, we’re going to live with. But in my opinion, he should have been on second base. It’s something that when we talk about playing the game the right way, we have to be accountable. That was the decision I made."
May 25 - 9:20 AM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

Puig appeared to jam his hand sliding around Howie Kendrick's bat while scoring on a Kendrick shot to first base in the bottom of the sixth inning that Joey Votto couldn't handle. Puig got on base that inning with an RBI single off the right field wall (he stared it down a good while before running). Puig finished the night 1-for-3 with one run scored and one run batted in.
May 25 - 12:25 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Padres.

Puig went opposite field off Carlos Villanueva for his fifth homer in 153 at-bats this season. He might not have it figured out completely just yet, but he has to be getting closer to ending his slump.
May 21 - 2:18 AM

Yasiel Puig is hitting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Puig has been scuffling mightily this season and is hitting just .232/.273/.373 with four homers and 14 RBI over 142 at-bats. He has 10 extra-base hits on the year.
May 18 - 6:57 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in Monday's lineup against the Angels.

Puig went 0-for-3 on Sunday and is batting just .234/.276/.380 over 37 games this season. Trayce Thompson will start in right field and bat seventh against right-hander Matt Shoemaker.
May 16 - 5:56 PM

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer to help the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 8-4 on Friday.

Puig had been in an 8-for-54 slump, and he needed this with the press and fans turning on him again. He could still go on a tear at any moment.
May 14 - 1:31 AM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Trayce Thompson is handling right field.
May 8 - 10:15 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Puig entered the game in a 1-for-20 slump and wasn't on his way to a terribly memorable night before blasting the three-run shot in the ninth. He's now got three homers and 12 RBI through 26 games. Even with his relative struggles, Puig remains near the top of the Dodgers' lineup and shouldn't lose the faith of fantasy owners after a few rough weeks.
May 3 - 10:34 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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