Yasiel Puig RF LAD 1 day ago

Puig is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Mets, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig will simply get the day off, and be replaced in the lineup by Trayce Thompson. He has recorded a hit in eight of the last nine games he has started, and is 6-for-17 in his last five. He will likely return to the lineup Sunday and look to stay hot.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 4 days ago

Puig is out of the lineup Wednesday against Cincinnati.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig was removed from Tuesday's game because of lack of hustle on a ball he hit off the outfield wall which is a likely reason he's riding the bench Wednesday. Trayce Thompson will get the start in right field and bat fifth in replace of the oft-immature behaving Puig.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 4 days ago

Puig was removed from Tuesday's game due to a lack of hustle on a ball that he hit off the outfield wall rather than a hand injury, as initially believed, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig thought he had homered in the sixth inning, but his decision to watch the ball rather than run on contact left him with a long single. After coming around to score on a head-first slide into home plate, it was believed that Puig may have suffered a hand injury. That was not the case, however, as manager Dave Roberts removed Puig for the lack of hustle. After the game, Puig said that Roberts' decision to remove him was the correct one. Fortunately, there is no injury in play, and Puig's willingness to acknowledge the misstep may lead him back into the starting lineup without further punishment.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 5 days ago

Puig left Tuesday's game after suffering an apparent hand injury on an awkward slide at home plate in the sixth inning, the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The trainers and manager Dave Roberts checked on Puig after the slide, but since he did not immediately head to the clubhouse, the Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra posited that the injury is likely not very serious. More information should become available Wednesday, and Puig should be considered day-to-day for now.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 7 days ago

Puig went 3-for-7 with two RBI, a stolen base, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig notched his second multi-hit game in the last three and was able to break the game open in the 17th inning with a two-run single. His .244 batting average is still lacking, but Puig has now hit safely in five of his last six games and will retain fantasy value despite his struggles at the plate if he remains active on the basepaths.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 1 week ago

Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs Friday at the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig's fifth homer of the year gave the Dodgers a two-run lead in a game they'd go on to lose. He now has a modest four-game hitting streak and he's slashing a disappointing .242/.284/.392.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 2 weeks ago

Puig will hit eighth for the first time in his career Wednesday, AM 570's David Vassegh reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a sign of the times, as Puig is frustrating fantasy owners and Dodger fans alike, slashing .232/.273/.373 on the season. Puig's .269 BABIP may give some owners hope that he'll turn it around, but most reports suggest Puig is completely lost at the plate right now, so at the very least he should be avoided in daily cash games.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 2 weeks ago

Puig is out of the starting lineup Monday against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig is struggling at the plate right now, posting a lowly .192 batting average over the past week, so manager Dave Roberts will give the 25-year-old the night off. Trayce Thompson will fill in for him in right field.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 3 weeks ago

Puig, who was given the day off Sunday, will return to the lineup Monday according to manager Dave Roberts, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig has been markedly out-performed by Trayce Thompson this season from a statistical standpoint, as his tendency to chase pitches has left him with a .288 OBP that leaves much to be desired. After going 0-for-4 at the plate in back-to-back games, Puig was given the day off Sunday to think about his pitch selection, although his benching does not appear to be a long-term concern just yet.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 3 weeks ago

Puig is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig had been in the lineup for five straight contests, but has been struggling significantly of late. He was held without a hit in his last two contests, and since April 15, is slashing .151/.162/.274. The rough stretch has brought his season average down to .236, so manager Dave Roberts will give him the day to clear his head, while Trayce Thompson gets the start in right field.