Yasiel Puig Injury: Updates on Dodgers Star's Hamstring and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig runs after hitting a single against the San Diego Padres during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been on the disabled list since June 3 with a hamstring injury. However, he has been activated and has returned to the lineup.

Continue for updates.

Puig Returns to Action

Tuesday, June 21

The Dodgers announced that they brought Puig onto the roster and optioned Carlos Frias to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Los Angeles later announced that Puig is batting seventh and playing in right field against the Washington Nationals.

Injuries Continue to Plague Puig

This season, Puig has batted .237 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 53 games played. 

Puig has been one of the Dodgers' most exciting and frustrating players since his electrifying rookie campaign in 2013. The question coming into this season revolved around whether he could rebound from a lackluster 2015.

Injuries played a key role in the lack of production last season. He appeared in just 79 games while dealing with a variety of ailments, including two trips to the disabled list with hamstring problems. So it wasn't an encouraging sign when he got scratched from a spring training start due to a hamstring issue, especially since the concern was again with the hamstring.

Ultimately, the Dodgers would love to see Puig get healthy and stay that way for an extended period of time. He'll have every opportunity to do so now that he's back on the major league roster.


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