Yasiel Puig has been a major contributor for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the past few weeks. Puig finished Wednesday with a 14-game hit streak and as the team’s RBI leader, although the success has not come without adversity.

Puig undoubtedly had a tough off-season after facing reckless driving charges and receiving the reputation as the immature and irresponsible Dodger right fielder. When Puig showed up late during the team’s home opener and was benched for the entire game, critics were in heaven as the former rookie sensation was a negative headline once again.

Since that point, Puig has largely matured. Most recently, the 23-year-old had a phenomenal game on Monday, going 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. His streak of impressive performances has manger Don Mattingly paying extra attention to his young outfielder, and he has continued to be amazed. Mattingly stated he’s seen a real change in the way Puig has been handling himself and said that his star player seems to be growing up before his eyes.

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Dodgers News

Uribe cleared, but still may sit until Friday – Dodgers.com

A.J. Ellis activated from DL, Dodgers optioned Miguel Olivo to Triple-A – True Blue LA

Hanley, Adrian finally join Puig Show – ESPN Los Angeles

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti not keen on dealing extra outfielder – Los Angeles Times

Reminder, Kenley Jansen Is Still The Best – Dodgers Digest

MLB News

Zobrist dislocates thumb on slide into second – MLB.com

Martin Perez, Matt Harrison Have Significant Injuries – MLB Trade Rumors

Marlins sign Randy Wolf in wake of Fernandez’s injury – CBSSports.com

C.C. Sabathia has knee degeneration – ESPN.com

MLB changes error to hit for Ortiz vs. Darvish – Yahoo! Sports
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Nadia Tseng is a UCLA student looking to pursue a career in the film or sports industries. A New York sports fan at heart, she co-hosts an MLB talk show for UCLA Radio and is currently an editorial intern for Screen International.

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