YASIEL PUIG NEWS

Yasiel Puig says recent hamstring injury worse than initial strain

Just as Yasiel Puig began to gain traction at the plate again recently, it appears as though he'll be sidelined for at least a couple days. In the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Reds in Cincinnati on Thursday, Puig re-injured his right hamstring while beating out an infield single. After missing five weeks earlier in the season with a strained left hamstring, Puig...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs-Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged three games from what could have been a disastrous road trip. On Friday night they will try to squeeze something out of a Clayton Kershaw start. Kershaw will go for his first win in three outings as the first-place Dodgers return home for a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Los Angeles (70-56) has come up empty in back-to-back Kershaw gems...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holmberg struggles as Reds fall to Dodgers 7-4

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig homered during a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. **** Hernandez added three hits and Adrian Gonzalez chipped in a ninth-inning RBI double for the NL West-leading Dodgers, have won two straight games after a season-high, five-game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holmberg struggles as Reds fall to Dodgers 7-4

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig homered during a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. **** Hernandez added three hits and Adrian Gonzalez chipped in a ninth-inning RBI double for the NL West-leading Dodgers, have won two straight games after a season-high, five-game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers ride 3 homers to 7-4 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig all homered during a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. **** Hernandez added three hits and Adrian Gonzalez chipped in a ninth-inning RBI double for the NL West-leading Dodgers, have won two straight games after a season-high, five-game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Reds 1: A win? What’s this?

The Dodgers snapped a season-worst 5-game losing streak comfortably by a 5-1 score in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, but the game wasn’t without some manufactured drama. More on that shortly. First, the Dodgers scored five runs. It was the first time since Aug. 15 they had accomplished such a feat. They did so on the strength of two 2-run home runs by Jimmy Rollins and Justin Turner...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Yasiel Puig This Offseason?

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) There may be no player in baseball as polarizing as Yasiel Puig. The 24-year-old has already made plenty of headlines (and not always for good reasons) in his short time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Puig’s potential as a superstar talent has made some of his antics and eye-rolling behavior tolerable to this point, but apparently even the Dodgers...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Puig Phooey

Welcome to another episode of the Twilight Zooooooone, where in some alternate universe Yasiel Puig is healthy and helping your fantasy team take home a championship. Unfortunately, in this dimension, he’s underperforming and hurt (again). Puig was a media, fan and fantasy sensation from the moment he arrived in LaLaLand. He hit a scalding .436 and crushed seven long balls during...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig confident he'll snap out of slump down stretch, in postseason

Yasiel Puig is one of the most unique talents inbaseball, but his production has waned this season, buoying concerns that hemight falter in the postseason for the third-consecutive year.While the 24-year-old right fielder got off to a hotstart at the plate this season, his offensive numbers have dipped over the pasttwo months, which has many wondering if the rigors of a full season...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Puig has mild hamstring strain, should avoid DL

  Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig had an MRI exam on his injured right hamstring Wednesday that shows a mild strain, and the medical staff doesn't expect him to need a stint on the disabled list. Puig is sitting out the Wednesday afternoon interleague finale against the Oakland Athletics and with Thursday's off day will have two full days of rest. The hope is he will...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig's hamstring injury not considered serious, day to day

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig underwent an MRI exam on his injured right hamstring Wednesday that shows a mild strain, and the medical staff doesn't expect him to need a stint on the disabled list. Puig is sitting out the Wednesday afternoon interleague finale against the Oakland Athletics and with Thursday's off day will have two full days of...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Reds 3: Dingers!

On hot days, like today, Dodger Stadium is completely different than the pitchers’ park that we’re used to. While the absence of the marine layer isn’t quite as drastic as the change at Wrigley Field based on wind direction, it’s still pretty dramatic. The Dodgers used that to their advantage today, hitting a bunch of dingers and winning by a score of 8-3. Reds’ starter...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Too Much Puig

Yasiel Puig watches his 2-run homer off Joe Ross take flight in the fourth inning. Dodgers 5, Nationals 0: It was Yasiel Puig (2-4, HR, 5 RBI) night in LA. Joe Ross didn't have it, Nats can't crack Greinke. Uh oh: Bryce Harper scratched with sore left knee. (Screencap via MLB.com video)
Via Nationals Enquirer
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Zack Greinke and Yasiel Puig Stop the Bleeding

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 11: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his two run home run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on August 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) After being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend and enduring another loss Monday night at the hands of the Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig 5, Nationals 0: Dodgers snap 4-game skid

That’s more like it. About the quietest scoreless outing you can have by Zack Greinke and a 5-RBI night by Yasiel Puig snapped the Dodgers’ 4-game losing streak as they took down the Nationals on Tuesday night 5-0. While Nationals’ starter Joe Ross was impressive early on, he didn’t account for the Puig factor. In the fourth inning, Andre Ethier led off with a triple to left...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on waivers, revoke claim

The trade rumors surrounding Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig have reportedly been put to rest. For now, at least. According to ESPN, the Dodgers placed Puig on waivers last week, and pulled him back off waivers after the 24-year-old outfielder was claimed by another team. While this is normal activity for a club, as most players are placed on revocable waivers after...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Mattingly talks to Yasiel Puig about playing time

As Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly does his best balancing act with penciling in a lineup amid a logjam in the outfield, he and right fielder Yasiel Puig had a discussion about Puig's recent recurring absences from the starting lineup. In the past week, Puig, who normally starts in right field for the Dodgers, has thrice been held from the starting lineup, as the return...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Yasiel Puig barehand ball, rifle a strike to second for unlikely force-out

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig reminded the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday why it's important to read the scouting report on the enigmatic outfielder. In the bottom of the first inning of the Dodgers' 6-5 loss to the Pirates, Starling Marte hit a line drive to right field that fell just short of Puig. Pirates leadoff hitter Gregory Polanco, a right fielder himself...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

More off-days likely to come for Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig

A day after propelling the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory with a three-run home run, Yasiel Puig wasn't in the starting lineup in the team's series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Don Mattingly hinted that more off-days might be in the forecast for the Dodgers right fielder, as Mattingly has noticed benefits from withholding the 24-year-old Cuban from the...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Zack Greinke cranks home run, flips bat like Yasiel Puig

Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star pitcher Zack Greinke doesn't get many opportunities to flip his bat like teammete Yasiel Puig, one of the finest lumber tossers in baseball. So when Greinke ripped his first home run of the season on Thursday, a 390-foot shot to left-center field, he made it count. Take a look (full video of the at-bat is above): Coincidentally, the August 3 issue of...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 4, Phillies 3: Yasiel Puig Homer Helps Lead LOB City To Win

The Dodgers scraped together a win against the Phillies, 4-3, despite leaving a billion men stranded on the bases (or 12, whatever). The offense did get off to a fast start, though, as a Yasiel Puig three-run homer in the first inning vaulted the Dodgers to an early 3-0 lead. The Phillies came back with a run in the third after Maikel Franco hit an 0-2 fastball up and out of the...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Puig stars in his own SportsCenter commercial (VIDEO)

Every baseball player knows how important it is to choose the perfect walk-up song. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken his walk-up music game to a whole new level, as he stars in a new "This is SportsCenter" ad. The commercial features Puig entering staff meetings to the sound of his own walk-up music, making his coworkers envious of his "swag." The spot also demonstrates...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig stars in newest This is SportsCenter ad

Now that Yasiel Puig is no longer a walking lightning rod for stodgy old baseball writers who believe in THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF BASEBALL, he can live and function like other normal athletes.  That means a This is SportsCenter commercial for the Dodgers star.  This one centers on Puig as an office worker using walk-up music for a powerpoint presentation in the office.  But the...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Yasiel Puig, mired in a slump, somewhat broke out of his hitting funk in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10-7 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. The young slugger, batting only .195 in July, was having an especially rough go of it over the past week,...Read More The post Yasiel Puig says he broke out of slump by playing baseball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

(sportsonearth.com) The Kansas City Royals already made their big move in acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Red’s on Sunday, but weren’t done as they went out and shipped two more minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics in return for outfielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist. Zobrist spent nearly a decade in Tampa Bay before playing the first half of this season with Oakland...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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