Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.309
 
Career Avg.
.314
Name  Yasiel Puig
Born  12/7/1990
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  66
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/22/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is 5-for-6 against Padres starter Eric Stults.
Insight: Puig, who injured his hip earlier this week, went 0-for-3 with a walk in last night's ball game. We're expecting much better results on Sunday.
 
6/21/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right fielder Yasiel Puig is starting Saturday's game against the Padres. SOURCE: Dodgers on Twitter
Insight: Puig (.324, 11 HR, 44 RBI) strained his hip in last night's loss but he's going to play through it. He'll have a chance to extend his hitting streak to six games.
 
Hot6/9/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (.335, 11 HR, 40 RBI, 33 runs, 6 SB) is back in the lineup Monday versus Cincinnati.
Insight: Puig suffered a hip flexor injury when he slid into second base during Adrian Gonzalez's ground-ball double play in the fourth inning Saturday and missed Sunday's game.
 
Hot6/8/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he's "fairly confident" the hip injuries of Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon are "nothing long term." SOURCE: Ken Gurnick, mlb.com.
Insight: Puig suffered a hip flexor injury when he slid into second base during Adrian Gonzalez's ground-ball double play in the fourth inning Saturday. He left the game and wasn't in Sunday's lineup.
 
Hot6/8/2014 1:00:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (hip) is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Puig suffered a hip flexor injury when he slid into second base during Adrian Gonzalez' ground-ball double play in the fourth inning Saturday. If Puig has to go on the disabled list, we could see prospect Joc Pederson called up. Pederson has hit .340 with 15 homers, 13 steals and a 1.073 OPS in 57 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.
 
Hot6/7/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig left Saturday's game at Colorado with a hip flexor injury, according to the Dodgers' television broadcast.
Insight: Puig suffered the injury when he slid into second base during Adrian Gonzalez' ground-ball double play in the fourth inning. Scott Van Slyke took over in right field, but if Puig has to go on the disabled list we could see prospect Joc Pederson called up. Pederson has hit .340 with 15 homers, 13 steals and a 1.073 OPS in 57 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.
 
Hot6/7/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig left Saturday's game at Colorado with an apparent injury.
Insight: The Dodgers' television network captured Puig limping as he ran to his position and he appeared to grab at his lower back at one point. We should know what's ailing him soon. Dee Gordon also left the game with an injury.
 
Hot5/21/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hit his seventh homer of the month Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Puig has hit .403 with 22 RBI this month and .333 with 10 home runs, 37 RBI, 25 runs and a 1.037 OPS this season.
 
Hot5/18/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig homered for the fifth time in his last eight games Saturday night.
Insight: Puig has hit .403 with six homers and 20 RBI in 15 games this month and is hitting .329 with nine homers, 35 RBI, 22 runs, four steals and a 1.012 OPS this season. Puig has displayed much better plate discipline this season than he did in his rookie year, lowering his chase rate from 38.9 percent to 28.5 percent.
 
Hot5/11/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right fielder Yasiel Puig drilled his sixth home run of the season Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: Puig has hit .413 with 11 RBI during his 11-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old has played like an MVP this month and should be started in all fantasy leagues.
 
5/7/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (head) is back in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Puig (.309, 4 HR, 21 RBI) had missed the last two games because of headaches. However, he passed his concussion tests and is ready to go.
 
5/6/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (head) passed concussion tests, but he's not in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Puig (.309, 4 HR, 21 RBI) banged his head against the right field wall trying to make a game-saving catch Sunday against the Marlins and didn't take batting practice Monday because of a headache. The 23-year-old should be able to avoid the DL.
 
Hot5/5/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is out for Monday's game after injuring his head Sunday in an outfield collision. SOURCE: Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register
Insight: Puig (.309, 4 HR, 21 RBI) banged his head against the right field wall trying to make a game-saving catch. He didn't take batting practice today because of a headache. Puig initially passed all his concussion tests so the team is still cautiously optimistic he won't need to be placed on the 7-day DL.
 
Hot5/1/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right fielder Yasiel Puig jolted four hits Thursday afternoon in a victory over Minnesota.
Insight: Puig's first trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes has been a huge success. Including the second game of tonight's double-header, which is already in progress, Puig is 8-for-11 in the series with three RBI. His average is back up to .319, which is exactly what he hit last season when he finished second to Jose Fernandez in Rookie of the Year voting.
 
4/19/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is not in the starting lineup Saturday, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Puig is getting a rest. The 23-year-old is still dealing with a left thumb injury and has hit .235 with one home run and five RBI this season.
 
4/17/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will bat in the No. 3 hole on Thursday for the first time in his career.
Insight: Fantasy owners would like the 23-year-old to play well in this RBI spot as it would add more value. He's getting the opportunity because Hanley Ramirez is not in the lineup nor is Carl Crawford or Andre Ethier.
 
4/11/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (thumb) will return to the lineup Friday night against the Diamondbacks, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com.
Insight: The 23-year-old suffered a sprained thumb while sliding head-first into first base Saturday and didn't start the last three games, but he pinch hiht Wednesday.
 
4/9/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (sprained left thumb) will not start Wednesday, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
Insight: The 23-year-old suffered the thumb injury while sliding head-first into first base Saturday. The Dodgers have four solid outfielders (Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford) and can easily absorb this injury and give Puig all the rest he needs.
 
4/8/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (strained left thumb) is out of the lineup again Tuesday.
Insight: The 23-year-old suffered the injury while sliding head-first into first base Saturday. The Dodgers have four solid outfielders (Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford) and can easily absorb this injury and give Puig all the rest he needs.
 
4/7/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig's MRI revealed a strained left thumb ligament.
Insight: The 23-year-old suffered the injury while sliding head-first into first base Saturday. He should avoid a trip to the disabled list and could even play Tuesday, though the smart money says he takes a few more days off. The Dodgers have four solid outfielders (Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford) and can easily absorb this injury and give Puig all the rest he needs.
 

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