Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:57:45 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (personal) was away from the team because of a personal matter Saturday, March 8. He is expected to rejoin the team Sunday, March 9, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:40:34 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (back) is expecting to play Thursday, March 6, after being removed with "upper back soreness" Wednesday, March 5. He received treatment and was icing both of his shoulder, and he said his back felt better after treatment. "I don't try to figure out Yasiel," said manager Don Mattingly. "He's had shoulder, different things. I'm not too concerned as long as tomorrow he can play."
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:57:40 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (back) left the Cactus League spring game Wednesday, March 5, early. He has been dealing with inflammation or soreness in his upper back or shoulder blade area on the left side for about a week. "I need to keep playing. I want to play tomorrow. We have less than three weeks left to prepare (for the games in Australia) and I want to be ready to help my team," Puig said.
Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't sound terribly serious, and it is likely he does not get his wish to play Thursday. The team will be very careful with one of their key pieces.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:42:57 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (shoulders) did not play Friday, Feb. 28, and also skipped batting practice to ice his shoulders. He's expected to play Saturday, March 1.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:20:32 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thigh) missed practice Friday, Feb. 21, with a bruised right thigh, but manager Don Mattingly expects Puig to return Saturday, Feb. 22. Puig fouled a pitch off his thigh Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:48:28 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly would like OF Yasiel Puig to lose some weight after showing up to camp at 251 pounds, which is 26 pounds more than he weighed at the end of last season. "We don't feel it's going to be a problem, but we're paying attention to it, put it that way," Mattingly said.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:50:22 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (shoulder) is on a limited throwing program in camp after he suffered a flare-up of shoulder inflammation that bothered him at times last season. Manager Don Mattingly thinks Puig overthrew on the first day of workouts. "We don't think it's serious, but we need to find out," Mattingly said, calling Puig's reduced throwing "precautionary."
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:44:45 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is already at the team's spring training camp. The rest of the team is scheduled to arrive Thursday, Feb. 13.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:33:19 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted that he will consider using OF Yasiel Puig in the leadoff spot this season. Such a move would provide better right-lefty balance in the lineup and move OF Carl Crawford further down. Crawford would bat second, SS Hanley Ramirez third and 1B Adrian Gonzalez fourth. Puig had a .391 on-base percentage last year, which was second on the team. Puig was in the leadoff spot for 28 games last year and had a slash line of .333/.409/.618 with eight of his 19 home runs.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:30:05 -0800
Reckless driving charges against Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig have been dropped. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving last month for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone in Florida. The speeding ticket still stands.