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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: 2 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 35.56
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Yasiel Puig joins Home Run Derby


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will take part in the 2014 Home Run Derby, according to the Orange County Register

Puig will join Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Tulowitzki, the NL captain, still needs to choose one more player to complete his squad.

Though he's played in just over a season of games at the major-league level, Puig has displayed elite pop in the outfield. He's hit 31 career home runs, and has a .526 slugging percentage. Given Puig's propensity for flair, the Home Run Derby seems like the ideal place for him to show off his skills. 

Over 322 at-bats, Puig is hitting .307/.393/.516 this year.


National League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals


Yasiel Puig grabbing some pine Wednesday against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) The Dodgers have given right fielder Yasiel Puig the afternoon off Wednesday against Cleveland. Scott Van Slyke is set to play the position.

Puig owns a five-game hitting streak and stat line of .312/.401/.518.


Yasiel Puig serving as the designated hitter Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will serve as the team's designated hitter Tuesday.

Puig has been playing through a hip injury, and could be used as the DH while the team plays against American League opponents. Puig will bat third against the Royals. He's hitting .312/.404/.524 over 269 at-bats.


Yasiel Puig in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres after exiting Friday's game with a hip strain.

Puig will continue to play at less than 100 percent due to discomfort in his hip, which has bothered him for two weeks, the Los Angeles Times reports. He has hit .273/.327/.318 in 44 at-bats since developing the initial injury.


Yasiel Puig leaves with hip strain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday's game against the Padres late, due to a mild left hip strain. The extent of the injury is not yet known, along with his status for Saturday's game. 

Yasiel Puig back in lineup Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the starting lineup Monday at Cincinnati after sitting out Sunday to rest a hip flexor strain. Puig is batting .250 (5 for 20) with no home runs or RBI through six June games.

Yasiel Puig's injury is 'nothing long term'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he's fairly confident Yasiel Puig's hip injury is "nothing long term," reports MLB.com. The slugging outfielder left Saturday's game with a hip flexor strain, and he's not in Sunday's lineup.

Yasiel Puig not in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who left Saturday's game with a strained hip flexor, was not in Sunday's lineup against the Rockies. He's hitting .335 with 11 homers and 40 RBI in 215 at-bats.

Yasiel Puig exits game with hip flexor injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Saturday's game against the Rockies due to a hip flexor strain, according to a team reporter. The team confirmed the injury.

Puig reportedly suffered the injury sliding into second base. He's day-to-day moving forward. Puig was 0 for 1 with a walk Saturday, leaving him with a .335/.430/.591 line with 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 215 at-bats.


Yasiel Puig developing at astonishing pace


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) It's been exactly one year since Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig made his major-league debut. Coach Davey Lopes said he's amazed at how quickly Puig has developed.

"He's polishing his skills at a very rapid pace," Lopes told MLB.com. "His aptitude, his ability to learn is as good as I've seen. I've never seen a guy develop so quickly in one year. He's night and day.

"Puig is a monster, a beast -- in a good way."

Puig is hitting .340 with 11 homers and 40 RBI in 203 at-bats.


Yasiel Puig much more selective in 2014


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is showing dramatic improvement in plate discipline, reports ESPN. He's swung at 27.8 percent of pitches outside the strike zone, compared to 38.9 percent last season. Overall he's swung at 45.4 percent of pitches, compared to 54.4 percent last season, the report said.

Puig is on track to walk 74 times this season after drawing 36 walks and striking out 97 times last year.


Yasiel Puig clubs 11th home run Wednesday vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Reds Wednesday.

Puig's sixth-inning homer cut the Reds' lead to one, but it would be the last run scored by either side in the game. He continues an impressive follow-up to his breakout 2013 campaign, hitting .344/.442/.623 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI in 183 at-bats.


Yasiel Puig reaches base five times


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig remains a man possessed at the plate, as he put together yet another multi-hit performance in 2-0 win over the Phillies Friday.

Puig went 3 for 3, his third three-hit game in his last seven, and added a pair of walks as he reached base five times. He also drove in one run, his 38th on the season.

Puig has somehow stepped his game up in his second season, and now ranks second in the league in batting average (.343), RBI and OPS (1.053). He is now hitting .418 in May.  


No signs of Yasiel Puig slowing down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Opposing pitchers have simply had no answer for Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig recently, as he homered yet again Wednesday against the Mets.

Puig had just one hit in the game, one night after a three-hit performance came without a longball. He cranked a solo home run to left center in the sixth inning, finishing 1 for 3 with one walk and one RBI.

Puig now has 10 home runs on the season, seven of which have come in 18 May games. He is hitting .333/.427/.610 on 159 at-bats this season.  


Yasiel Puig blasts eighth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig blasted his eighth home run Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Puig stepped to the plate with the bases empty in the third inning. On the fifth pitch in the at-bat, he took a 92 mph fastball out to right field for the solo shot. Puig would also go on to hit a single, and a double, later in the game.

He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and two RBI. 


Yasiel Puig developing into 'an RBI guy'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig homered and totaled four RBI during a 6-5 win Monday against the Marlins, while extending his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. He also walked twice.

Puig connected for a three-run homer off Tom Koehler in the fourth inning. He's homered in two straight games and three of four. His fourth RBI of the game Monday came on a bases-loaded walk in the fifth. 

Puig is batting .408 (20 for 49) with two doubles, four home runs, eight runs and 15 RBI during his hitting streak. He also has three stolen bases.

"I think more and more of Yasiel as an RBI guy," manager Don Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "He's become more patient and getting more strikes. Last year he was more emotional. He's quit chasing, made adjustments."


Yasiel Puig extends hitting streak to 11 games


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig went 2 for 5 with a homer Sunday, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The solo shot gave Puig six homers and 25 RBI this season.

He has upped his average to .318/.401/.535.


Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp solidifying their roles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) The Dodgers are moving away from a full-time rotation in the outfielder, as manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times Thursday.

Mattingly told reporters Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier will battle for playing time at left field. That means Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp are solidified in their roles in right and center field, respectively. When they are out of the lineup, it will only be due to rest, Mattingly said.

Ethier has actually appeared in more games than any of the four outfielders, but it seems like Puig and Kemp will play more regularly moving forward; both are the only ones of the four with an OPS over .800. 


Yasiel Puig back after two-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nationals after missing two straight starts due to head and leg injuries after crashing into the outfield wall at Marlins Park Sunday.

Puig enters play Wednesday batting .373 (22 for 59) with a .610 slugging percentage, 1.050 OPS, one triple, three doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI in his last 14 games.


Yasiel Puig sitting again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig remained out of the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals. Puig, who crashed into the outfield fence Sunday in Miami, passed two concussion tests but experienced lightheadedness and headaches before Monday's game.

Yasiel Puig experiences lightheadedness after riding stationary bike


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters that outfielder Yasiel Puig experienced lightheadedness after working out on stationary bike prior to Monday's game against the Nationals, FOX Sports reports.

Puig was held out of the lineup Monday, but Mattingly has not ruled him out as an option off the bench and has even expressed optimism he could play on Tuesday. Team trainer Stan Conte told the Orange County Register that Puig was administered SCAT3 concussion test after Sunday's game in Miami, again on Monday. He passed both times.

Yasiel Puig getting headaches after crashing into wall


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who crashed into the outfield fence Sunday against Miami, won't take batting practice on the field with the team Monday, reports the Orange County Register. He is getting headaches despite passing his concussion tests, the report said. 

Puig is not in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.


Yasiel Puig not in the starting lineup after wall crash


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was not in the starting lineup Monday night against the Nationals, a day after smashing into the outfield fence against Miami.

Puig passed all initial concussion tests and has been listed as day to day. He is hitting .444 with one home run and seven RBI in his last seven games. He owns a .309/.397/.500 slash line with four homers and 21 RBI in 110 at-bast this season.

Yasiel Puig day-to-day after smashing into the fence


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is day-to-day after smashing into the outfield fence Sunday against the Marlins, according to MLB.com

On the final play of the game, Puig raced to the wall to attempt to make a game-saving catch. He came up just short, and collided with the fence and padded metal pole. The ball also hit Puig in the head after bouncing off the fence. Puig was checked by trainers after the game, and it was determined he's not dealing with a concussion. He'll be day-to-day with head and leg injuries. 

Puig went 1 for 4 during the game. He's hitting .309.