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66 Yasiel Puig RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/235 | Birthdate: 12/7/1990 | Birthplace: Palmira, Cienfuegos, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/85 | Average Draft Position: 26.62
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Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig returns to lineup Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) After missing the last four games because of a blister on his left hand, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was back in the lineup for Sunday's game at Miami, the team announced.

Puig will bat fourth and play in right field. He will go against Jose Urena, who he has never faced in his career.

The Dodgers are favored (-190) at Miami on Sunday.


Dodgers' Yasiel Puig to miss fourth straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will start in right field on Saturday, as Yasiel Puig misses his fourth straight game. 

Puig is suffering from a blister on his left hand. 

Ethier will start for the second time in the last four games and bat fifth in the lineup. 


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig (hand) out of lineup Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, who is dealing with a lingering blister on his left hand, is not in the lineup against the Marlins on Friday, the team announced via Twitter.

Scott Van Slyke will replace Puig in right field. 


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig scratched from lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was scratched from the lineup Thursday after the Cubs. He was originally in the lineup after missing one game due to a blister on his left hand. 

Scott Van Slyke started in right field in place of Puig, who is batting .333 (21 for 63) with one home run, two triples, five doubles, six RBI, eight runs, six walks and 13 strikeouts in his last 16 games.


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig back after one-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs after being scratched Wednesday due to a blister on his left hand.

Puig is batting .333 (21 for 63) with one home run, two triples, five doubles, six RBI, eight runs, six walks and 13 strikeouts in his last 16 games.


Dodgers scratch Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015)  Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was a late scratch from Wednesday's contest due to a hand injury, the team announced.

Puig was dealing with a blister on his left hand Tuesday. Outfielder Alex Guerrero replaced Puig in left field with Andre Ethier moving to right.


Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig dealing with blister on hand


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has a quarter-sized blister on the palm of his left hand, reports the Orange County Register. Puig had his left hand taped.

Puig is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs. Puig is hitting .250 with no home runs and two RBI in his last six games.


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig has two hits, two RBI in Sunday's win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig had a nice game on Sunday. Puig went 2 for 4 at the plate with a pair of RBI and two runs scored as the Dodgers defeated the Giants 10-2. Puig also had an assist, nailing Justin Maxwell at third base trying to stretch a double into a triple.

The two-hit performance was his first multi-hit game since June 13, as he had four hits in 29 at-bats in the seven games in between. Puig also hadn't driven in a run in a game since June 10. 


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig bats leadoff on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) For the first time this season, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is moving up to the leadoff spot in the batting order. With normal leadoff men Joc Pederson and Jimmy Rollins sitting on Wednesday against the Rangers, manager Don Mattingly opted to move Puig to the top of the lineup.

Puig is hitless in his last eight at-bats, but still owns a respectable .321/.398/.500 batting line this season. 


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig comes up big in win against Diamondbacks


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was perfect at the plate in his team's 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Puig went 4 for 4 with a home run, a double and three RBI.

Puig is hitting .362 with three home runs and eight RBI in 58 at-bats this season.


Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig given day off to rest Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks in order to rest, the team announced.

Puig recently returned from the disabled list after suffering a hamstring injury. Andre Ethier will bat seventh and play right field in place of Puig.

The Dodgers are the favorites (-155) over the Diamondbacks on Monday.


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig records multi-hit game in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig continued to impress after returning from the disabled list earlier this week.

The slugger went 2 for 4 in his team's 4-2 loss to the Cardinals Sunday night. Puig scored the first run of the game off a Justin Turner double in the first inning.

In his first two games since returning from the disabled list, Puig is 3 for 7 with an RBI and a run scored.


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig records RBI in first game off DL


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig didn't show that much rust after returning to the lineup from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.

The slugger went 1 for 3 with an RBI double in his team's 2-0 win over the Cardinals.

"It felt great," Puig said through a translator about his RBI double, per MLB.com. "I was waiting for a pitch to get a little bit higher. The umpire was calling balls that were up there, so I was able to get a pitch I was looking for and get a double."

Puig is hitting .283 with two home runs, five RBI and 13 hits in 46 at-bats this season.


Dodgers activate RF Yasiel Puig from 15-day disabled list


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) The Dodgers have activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Saturday. Puig has been out since April 24 due to a hamstring injury. 

Puig appeared in four games for Class A Rancho Cucamonga during his minor-league rehab assignment. He had four hits in 14 at-bats, including two home runs during the stint. 

Puig is in the starting lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Cardinals on Saturday. He will bat third and be in right field. 

To clear room on the 25-man roster, outfielder Scott Schebler was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. 


Mattingly: A chance Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig will be up Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Don Mattingly has left the door open for outfielder Yasiel Puig to return to the Dodgers for the Saturday game against St. Louis.

"Obviously, there's a chance," Mattingly told MLB.com, though he said Friday it had not been discussed.

Puig has done nothing to slow his comeback from a hamstring injury. He homered and walked in his second rehab game Friday night. He is 3-for-7 with a home run and double in two rehab games.

He also posted a picture on his Instagram account claiming that he would be heading to Los Angeles on Saturday.

When Puig does return, he will do so with a slash line of .279/.380/.465. He has been sidelined since April 24.


Yasiel Puig: I want to be back with Dodgers this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) After his two-hit performance in his rehab debut with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, Yasiel Puig (hamstring) told reporters that he'd like to join the Dodgers at some point this weekend.

"I feel good," Puig said, per MLB.com. "I want to be back by Saturday, but it's not my decision. We'll have to talk with the doctors."

Puig has been sidelined since April 24. He slashed .279/.380/.465 with two home runs and four RBI in 43 at-bats. He acknoledged that the decision is out of his hands since he's not fully recovered from his hamstring injury.

"I'm not 100 percent now, but it felt comfortable," Puig said. "I did my job, did my rehab in Arizona and I'll come back here [to Lancaster] tomorrow night."


Dodgers' Yasiel Puig collects two hits in rehab debut Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in his rehab debut with high Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

Puig is beginning his second rehab assignment while recovering from a hamstring injury. He reaggravated the hamstring when he began his first rehab assignment, and the team gave him much more time off before having him begin his latest assignment on Thursday.

Puig has been sidelined since April 24. He has hit .279/.380/.465 with two home runs and four RBI in 43 at-bats.


Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, according to the Los Angeles Times

Puig has been sidelined due to a left hamstring strain injury that occurred on April 24. He was able to run full speed at the team's Arizona complex on Monday and take batting practice on Tuesday. 

Puig suffered a setback in his previous rehab assignment, forcing the Dodgers to take a more cautious approach this time. For the season, he's slashing .279/.380/.465 with two home runs and four RBI in 43 at-bats.


Dodgers' Yasiel Puig to take live BP Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is taking live batting practice at the team's spring-training facility in Arizona on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Puig has been sidelined since April 24 with a hamstring strain. His initial attempt at a rehab assignment was ended early due to a reaggravation of the injury, and the organization has moved slower with his recovery this time around. He has hit .279/.380/.465 with two home runs and four RBI in 43 at-bats.


Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig runs full speed at Arizona complex


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said outfielder Yasiel Puig was able to run full speed at the Camelback Ranch complex in Arizona, according to MLB.com

Puig has been recovering from a strained left hamstring, which was re-aggravated during a previous rehab assignment. A timetable still doesn't exist for Puig's reutrn to the field, however. 

Puig, however, seemed to hint that another rehab assignment will come soon as he tweeted a picture with a bobblehead of his likeness with a caption indicating a return. 

"Rehab with my twin by my side. Can't wait to be back on the field in a few days. Thank you @bcreaturetoys #GoBlue," he wrote.  


Dodgers' Yasiel Puig could start rehab assignment this week


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig could be ready to try a minor league rehab assignment again in the near future. 

Manager Don Mattingly said that Puig could be ready to go on a rehab assignment in the coming week, per the L.A. Times.

Puig is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. A rehab assignment at Class A Rancho Cucamonga in early May was cut short when the hamstring began giving him trouble again.


Yasiel Puig eyeing return on homestand, Dodgers not as optimistic


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, will soon be at the team's spring complex in Arizona to continue his rehab, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Puig hopes to come off the DL and begin playing in games again when the Dodgers come off their road trip next week. The team opens a seven-game homestand June 4 vs. St. Louis.

However, the team doesn't seem as optimistic about Puig's timetable and won't put a timeframe on his return.


Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig still dealing with hamstring issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is still experiencing tightness in his hamstring when he runs, reports TrueBlueLA.com.

"He's been doing more and more baseball, but the running part has still been a problem," manager Don Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "I think every time they try it, they've gotten some level of tightness." 

Puig has been able to hit over the last few days, but he has been sidelined since April 24. He is expected to join the team's Class A affiliate when the Dodgers leave for their road trip Friday.


Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) feeling better in rehab


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, who is currently working on a rehab assignment while recovering from a hamstring injury, is said to be feeling much better, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Previous reports indicated Puig had suffered a minor setback in his recovery. Puig remains without a timetable for a return to rehab games, but he's said to be optimistic based on his own workouts.

Puig has one hit in seven at-bats during his rehab at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The one hit was a solo home run.


Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hopes to resume playing next week


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) The return of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig remains unclear. Puig, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, suffered a setback during his rehab assignment on Tuesday. The Dodgers are saying Puig will miss significant time while recovering.

But Puig says he is feeling much better and is hoping to resume playing as soon as next week, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.