Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
3 weeks ago

Puig will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Puig was optioned earlier this week but had to clear optional waivers before he could report to the Triple-A ball club. Unlike traditional trade waivers, players cannot be claimed by another organization during optional waivers, so Puig was not at risk of changing big league clubs. Now that he has cleared his optional waiver period, he's able to report to Triple-A Oklahoma City and will likely begin his minor league stint Sunday.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
3 weeks ago

Puig was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

As planned, the struggling 25-year-old is headed down to the minors. Puig has continued to underperform at the plate this season, as his .260/.320/.386 line is far worse than his career mark of .288/.362/.468. Josh Reddick will make his Dodgers debut and start in right field for Tuesday's contest against the Rockies.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
3 weeks ago

Puig is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he hasn't officially been optioned at this point in time, it appears that Puig's absence from the team's trip to Colorado was a preventative measure to ensure that he'd report to the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate as planned. If Puig does get sent down to the minors, the newly-acquired Josh Reddick would be a likely candidate to fill Puig's normal spot in right field.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
3 weeks ago

Puig was not on the Dodgers' flight to Denver for their series against the Rockies, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the Dodgers have declined to comment as to why Puig did not travel, the current belief is that he did not go with the team after being told that he was going to be traded or optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Regardless of what the reason may be, Puig's performance at the plate has been very disappointing this season, as he owns a .260/.320/.386 line. At this point in time, there's no further information as to if/when Puig will rejoin with the Dodgers.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
3 weeks ago

Puig went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, RBI, and runs in a return to the starting lineup Sunday after being out for a few days with a hamstring injury.

EDGE Analysis

Puig was just another member of the Dodgers hit party Sunday, one of three players with three hits, multiple RBI, and multiple runs scored. Puig's power has been lacking this season, as he the doubles were just his 16th and 17th extra-base hits of the season, bringing his slugging percentage to a meager .386. Puig did hit .283 in the month of July, but had just one home run and one steal.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
3 weeks ago

As expected, Puig will be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Puig's old hamstring woes appear to have resurfaced in a mild capacity, but he'll be healthy enough to draw the start Sunday, presumably in right field. The team has a day off Monday, so Puig will effectively get an extra opportunity to rest in advance of Tuesday's series opener in Colorado.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
4 weeks ago

Puig (hamstring) is expected to start in right field Sunday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Puig made a pinch-hit appearance Friday and finished the game in right field, but he will sit again Saturday, marking his eighth consecutive absence from the lineup. It sounds like he will finally return Sunday, but the lower-body concerns will remain given his issues with them over the past two seasons. Puig has been a subject of trade rumors recently, but team owner Mark Walter told the Los Angeles Times on Friday, "I don't think we're moving him."

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
4 weeks ago

Puig (hamstring) flied out in a pinch-hit at-bat and played right field for the final two innings of Friday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Puig was not healthy enough to play a full nine innings Friday, but he was able to get on the field for the first time in a week. Puig's pinch-hit appearance prevents the Dodgers from backdating a potential stint on the disabled list, which suggests Puig's return to the starting lineup may not be far off.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
4 weeks ago

Puig (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Make it seven straight absences for Puig, who remains hampered by a bout of right hamstring tightness. Puig was deemed available off the bench Tuesday, which seemed to suggest he was safe from the DL, but he did not end up making an appearance Tuesday or Wednesday. He remains day-to-day for now, but the Dodgers could always backdate a DL stint if Puig doesn't show progress by the end of the weekend.

Yasiel Puig
RF LAD
1 month ago

Puig (hamstring) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, the Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has made a pinch-hit appearance since suffering the hamstring injury last Thursday and was considered available off the bench Tuesday, but he is still not ready to play the field. It's safe to assume he is available off the bench again Wednesday. With the Dodgers getting an off day Thursday, it's possible Puig will have enough time to get right for this weekend's series against the Diamondbacks. Scott Van Slyke will get the start in right field and hit cleanup Wednesday against southpaw Matt Moore.