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LEADING OFF: Aces up in NL wild card; Puig looking "rusty"

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Wednesday: --- ANOTHER WILD ONE The Pirates and Cubs take their turn on the national stage, squaring off in the NL wild-card game at PNC Park. This one features two of the game's best pitchers, as the Bucs' Gerrit Cole shares the rubber with Chicago's Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta. It'll be the postseason debut for Arrieta, who...
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Puig 'rusty' as he works his way back from hamstring injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig is still ''rusty'' as he works his way back from a hamstring injury that cost him the final month of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are still evaluating whether the Cuban outfielder will be on their playoff roster. Puig took part in a simulated game on Tuesday against different Dodgers pitchers, including left-hander Brett Anderson and reliever...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 134 – Clinch, Kershaw, Puig, playoffs

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I are back after 2-week hiatus that was mostly my fault. But now we’re rested for the postseason push, or something like that. Since our last show, the Dodgers clinched the NL West and home-field advantage in the NLDS, thanks in large part to Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Speaking of Kershaw, he got to...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers Oct. 3, 2015: Welcome back, Yasiel Puig

If you had asked me last week if I thought Yasiel Puig would play for the Dodgers during the rest of the regular season, I would have answered with a resounding “No!” But here we are on the penultimate day of the season (for the Dodgers), and Puig is starting in right field. It has been deemed a “legendary” and “miraculous” recovery. Now, we just have to see if he’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig comes off DL to rejoin playoff-bound Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig has rejoined the Los Angeles Dodgers after his second stint on the disabled list. The outfielder was in the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the San Diego Padres. Puig returned to Los Angeles after playing two games in the Arizona instructional league as he rehabbed from a right hamstring strain. Manager Don Mattingly says Puig won't...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly: Yasiel Puig’s injury recovery ‘miraculous, legendary’

Los Angeles Dodgers arguably delved into serious hyperbole territory when he characterized Yasiel Puig’s rapid recovery recently from a hamstring injury as “miraculous” and “legendary.” The Dodgers slugger reportedly is running at full speed during workouts at the team’s Arizona spring training facility after going down with the injury on Aug. 27. He was placed on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Puig making 'miraculous' recovery from hamstring injury

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't speculate as to whether outfielder Yasiel Puig will be available for the NLDS, but it appears as though there's a chance he now might be. Mattingly told reporters Thursday that Puig is unexpectedly running at full speed again without any issues after a slow rehab from a right hamstring strain he sustained on Aug. 27. "Like three...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants, Oct. 1, 2015: The Miracle of Puig?

Don’t let anyone tell you that the Dodgers didn’t make it to October in 2015. It’s October, right now! They made it. So did you. Congratulations on surviving. Dodgers Giants 12:35 p.m. San Francisco, Ca. LF Crawford 2B Tomlinson 2B Kendrick 3B Duffy 1B Gonzalez 1B Posey RF Ethier...
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5 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
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available in trade

Remember the Summer of Puig in 2013? When Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig stormed into Major League Baseball as a 22-year-old and posted a WAR of 5.0 in just 104 games while galvanizing the entire Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago, as the Dodgers are now reportedly ready to move on from the former All-Star. Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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