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Puig (hamstring/knee) won his appeal and won't be suspended for a game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Puig was initially handed a one-game suspension for flashing obscene gestures to fans following a two-run home run June 13 in Cleveland. Instead, the outfielder will make a donation to charity. He's currently also dealing with knee and hamstring issues, which puts his immediate availability into question.
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Puig is dealing with knee soreness and hamstring tightness, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Puig was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday in order to give his sore legs a chance to rest. There's been no word on the severity of the injury, so he should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
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Puig is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Despite going 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Angels, Puig will head to the bench for a breather. Puig was held out of Sunday's lineup due to a nagging hamstring, so the Dodgers are likely trying to prevent him from aggravating it. Trayce Thompson will start for him in right field.
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Puig (hamstring) is back in the lineup Monday against the Angels, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
That's fantastic news for the Dodgers, who have finally gotten the Puig they've been waiting for in June. He owns a .294/.402/.588 batting line powered by five doubles, five homers, and an incredible 13:13 BB:K over 22 games (68 at-bats).
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Puig is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
Puig has been swinging a hot bat during the month of June, but the 26-year-old will head to the bench Sunday as the Dodgers face off against Tyler Anderson and the Rockies. Cody Bellinger will start right field with Logan Forsythe taking over at first base and Austin Barnes drawing the start at the keystone.
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Puig is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Puig is now batting just .172/.279/.207 against left-handed pitching on the season (down from .261/.313/.471 in 2016), although it's a rather small sample as the Dodgers haven't faced many southpaws lately. He will give way to Enrique Hernandez in right against lefty Kyle Freeland, but Puig should be back in there for the final two games of the series.
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Puig went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk against the Mets on Wednesday.
The talented outfielder is having a strong month of June, hitting an even .300 with four homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs over 18 games. Puig's batting average is lingering at a mere .247, but he's had bad BABIP luck; the power and speed contributions have been strong, so if he can find a way to hit for solid average -- something he's been unable to do since his first two years in the league -- Puig will make his fantasy owners very happy.
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Puig is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets.
After going 0-for-5 in Sunday's series finale against the Reds, Puig will head to the bench for a breather. Enrique Hernandez will start in right field in his place for the contest, batting eighth.
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Puig went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Reds.
Puig took advantage of favorable hitting conditions at Great American Ballpark, collecting his second multi-homer performance of the season. The streaky outfielder appears to be locked in at the plate, batting .360 (9-for-25) with five extra-base hits over his last seven contests. The 26-year-old is batting eighth against right-handed starters, but that could change if he continues his recent power surge.
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Puig went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Indians.
With the presence of a designated hitter in an American League park, Puig was moved down to ninth from his usual placement as the Dodgers' eight-hole hitter against righties. The athletic outfielder has been heating up at the plate, turning in three multi-hit performances over his last five games. His batting average sits at an unappealing .244 on the season, but there is a good chance that he improves on that mark if his .261 BABIP climbs closer to his .331 career average. Puig's owners should be cognizant of a potential one-game suspension that is currently in the appeal process following his obscene gesture to hecklers Tuesday.