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Yasiel Puig made his Major League debut last night, and he can thank Carl Crawford for that. With Crawford's injury being upgraded from a hamstring cramp to an actual strain, the Dodgers placed the veteran outfielder on the DL and called up their young prospect. The DL move was made retroactive to June 2nd.
#Dodgers placed Carl Crawford on the 15-day DL (retroactive to 6/2) with a left hamstring strain and recalled Stephen Fife from @abqtopes.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 3, 2013
Puig went 2 for 4 in his Major League debut. Both of his hits were singles. He did not drive in any runs or score any runs, but Puig made a nice first impression with Dodgers fans. He will need to continue hitting if he is going to stay in their good graces. The Dodgers are trying the patience of fans in Los Angeles. With last night's win, the Dodgers are still eight games under .500.
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Puig, who will remain up for an unspecified period of time - likely until Crawford's return - will continue to get action in the outfield. He was having a solid season at Triple-A, so manager Don Mattingly and the Dodgers' front office were confident in calling him up now. Unfortunately, the move comes at the expense of a former All-Star.
Crawford, who has been having an impressive year, suffered what was originally thought to be a hamstring cramp and was removed from the game on Saturday. Even with the initial diagnosis, it seemed clear, the team was going to be faced with something more serious than a cramp. Now they will have to make do without Crawford, who is hitting .301/.358/.470, for the next couple weeks.
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Here are all of his plate appearances, in order:
Also, he’s a bit fast:
Oh yeah, and that throwing thing? He can do that:
Where’s The Throw™, you ask? Right here.
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