It seems like whenever one Dodger is ready to return, another is headed to the disabled list. On Thursdsay, Yasiel Puig was pulled from the game due to tightness in his right hamstring. He has since been riding the bench as the tightness lingers on, but the hope was the he would be ready to return for Sunday’s game. Well, he wasn’t.

Yasiel Puig will be missing his 3rd straight game and the fans are worried that he will be returning to the disabled list for the 2nd time this year. Dave Roberts just gave them more of a reason to worry when he announced that if Puig is not fit by Tuesday’s game, the DL will become a possibility. This is unfortunate being that Puig was performing so well since coming off of the DL in June.

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In other news, Roberts also announced that Brett Anderson will begin his rehab assignment on Thursday with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Anderson played a key role in the Dodgers success last year putting up a 3.68 ERA with 10 wins and 9 losses.

Along with these injury headlines, Roberts dropped a little bit of information regarding outfielder Trayce Thompson. He noted that Thompson’s injury was more serious than they had thought because Thompson was not communicating how much it truly hurt. Hopefully the outfielder can recover soon and join the team again because the outfield seems to be diminishing.

We will find out Tuesday if Puig is headed to the disabled list, who is currently being replaced by the speedy Andrew Toles. Hopefully his tightness clears up and we can see the Wild Horse run the bases soon! As for Anderson, the Dodgers’ need for starting pitching is becoming a tired narrative. His return could really help give the starting rotation some stability.

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  1. theroffcraig

    Well?  We saw Anderson last year and he couldn’t get it done in the playoff’s.  He was a little bit better than Bollinger but I don’t believe he’s much of an answer.  I guess he’ll provide an extra day rest for the starting rotation but I think there are better options available.  You don’t have to give up an L so easy just to stretch out the rotation do ya?

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