Yasiel Puig RF LAD 1 day ago

Puig will return to the lineup and bat leadoff Sunday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In the midst of a 5-for-39 slump, Puig was given the day off Saturday, but will return to a prominent spot in the batting order the very next day. Regular leadoff man Chase Utley will rest with a southpaw on the hill for the opposing Padres, but rather than roll with Enrique Hernandez atop the order (as manager Dave Roberts has done in the past), Puig will be called upon to get things going. A .313 OBP to start the 2016 season doesn't necessarily scream "leadoff man," but Puig does have two hits in three career at-bats against Pomeranz, potentially a sign of better things to come.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 2 days ago

Puig is not in the lineup Saturday against the Padres, Jack Baer of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig will get a rare day off as the Dodgers go with Enrique Hernandez in right field. He'll bat sixth against Padres starter Colin Rea.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 7 days ago

Puig went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a pair of strikeouts in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig is off to a pedestrian start, with just two home runs and an .835 OPS thus far. The fiery Cuban will continue get plenty of opportunities to drive in runs hitting in the heart of the Dodgers order, and he'll hopefully start to take advantage more now that he's riding a three-game extra-base hit streak.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 2 weeks ago

Puig is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, according to Andy McCullough of the LA Times.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig is still hitting .315 but went just 2-for-17 over his last five games, so manager Dave Roberts decided to give him a day to clear his head. Trayce Thompson will get the start in right field Thursday in Puig's place.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 2 weeks ago

Puig is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is 0-for-7 for his career against Giants starter Johnny Cueto, and it appears to be just a standard day off for the Dodgers' typical right fielder. Trayce Thompson will get the start in right field Saturday and hit eighth.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 4 weeks ago

Puig went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the year Wednesday in a 7-0 win against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The ultra-talented outfielder is off to a rip-roaring start, having racked up a pair of triples and now this homer in the first three games of the season. He looks like he's recaptured the electricity that for some reason eluded him throughout the 2015 campaign; sit back and enjoy.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 4 weeks ago

Puig went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and three runs in Monday's season-opening blowout of the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Like most of the Dodgers' regulars, he was pulled with the team way up late in the game. It's highly encouraging that Puig not only made it into the lineup after nursing a hamstring issue in spring training, but was also able to leg out the three-bagger with no problems. With a disappointing 2015 behind him, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 25-year-old Cuban get back to providing the five-tool combination he's flashed for periods of time in his first three MLB seasons.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 1 month ago

Updating a previous note, Puig is, in fact, in Monday's lineup.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The first lineup the Dodgers released did not include Puig, who was plagued by a tight hamstring over the weekend, but the team followed up with a new lineup, which features Puig batting second and manning right field. Obviously, this is an encouraging sign with Opening Day right around the corner.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 1 month ago

Puig (hamstring) is not in Monday's lineup.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig was scratched from the lineup Saturday due to hamstring tightness, but reports suggested the outfielder would be back in action Monday. That does not appear to be the case, though it's possible Puig could still see time in a reserve role.

Yasiel Puig RF LAD 1 month ago

Puig, who was scratched Saturday due to left hamstring tightness, is expected to play Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Puig's absence Saturday was said to be for precautionary reasons, but it's a bit concerning nonetheless considering his history with hamstring ailments. If he's able to suit up Monday as planned, however, it would certainly alleviate the concerns of fantasy owners who had been worried about his availability for Opening Day.