Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
1 week ago

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said right field is Puig's job to lose, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sure, it's his to lose, but the spring competition is expected to be tight, with Andre Ethier, Franklin Gutierrez and, if healthy, Trayce Thompson (back), likely chiming in, as well. The enigmatic Puig has the talent to run with the gig, but his erratic performance hasn't done him any favors. Still, fantasy players can take a chance on him, thanks to his likely clearance-rack price.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
2 weeks ago

Puig could end up platooning in right field with Andre Ethier.

EDGE Analysis

Having a former All-Star serve on the short side of the platoon seems odd at first glance, but it would actually make a lot of sense for the Dodgers. The club is loaded in the outfield heading into spring training, with plenty of major league level platoon candidates. How Puig performs this spring will go a big way in determining whether he is an everyday player or not.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig is in the lineup for the Dodgers' NLDS matchup with the Nationals on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Puig did not start either of the first two games of the series, but he will replace Josh Reddick in the lineup Monday and hit cleanup against Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig will start in right field and bat in the cleanup spot Sunday against the Giants, Doug Padilla of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Puig will end the season with four consecutive starts, all of which have come against left-handed starting pitchers. Through 61 plate appearances since returning to the Dodgers as a September call-up, Puig is slashing an excellent .302/.361/.604 with four homers and 11 RBI, but it's still expected that he'll stick in a platoon with Josh Reddick in right field during the postseason.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig hit a three-run homer and made a leaping catch in right field in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sporadic playing time this month is a likely contributor to Puig batting just .206 in September, but he's also smacked four home runs in his 34 at-bats, so he's certainly worth a look when the team is facing a lefty.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig is back in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

A lingering shoulder issue kept Puig of the lineup Saturday for the fourth consecutive game, but the Dodgers have maintained that the outfielder is not dealing with a serious injury. Puig will get the starting nod in center field and bat cleanup against Arizona's Robbie Ray.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Puig will miss yet another start -- his fourth straight -- but he pinch-hit again Friday and manager Dave Roberts has been adamant that Puig is "fine." It would be a surprise if Puig were not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against left-hander Robbie Ray.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig (shoulder) is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's absence marks Puig's fifth in the team's last six games, but he has come off the bench twice during that span and manger Dave Roberts has downplayed the shoulder issue. Unless the injury is worse than the team is letting on, it seems likely Puig will return no later than Sunday to take on lefty Robbie Ray.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
5 months ago

Puig has been bothered by "something behind his left shoulder" since his return to the big leagues, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to manager Dave Roberts, Puig is said to be "fine", but this probably explains why Puig has started just one of the team's previous five games. Expect more playing time this weekend against Arizona.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
6 months ago

Puig went 1-for-2 with a homer, a sacrifice fly and a walk against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's now smashed a pair of long balls among four hits in nine at-bats since returning to the big leagues -- and he has three walks with no strikeouts in that time. It's a tiny sample, but it's also a lot more intriguing than what than we saw from Puig earlier this year before he was demoted to Triple-A. He's supposedly only going to start against lefties, but that could change in a hurry with Josh Reddick not doing anything offensively.