Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will play in a baseball game for the first time in almost two weeks. Puig will begin his rehab assignment at High-A Lake Elsinore Monday, manager Dave Roberts announced.

Puig is the second Dodger set to begin his rehab assignment. Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is also on the rehab trail as he starts in Class-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

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Puig, who has not played since Jun. 2 at Chicago, had been battling an injured left hamstring for one week before being placed on the disabled list.

This will mark the first of what might be many appearances in the Dodgers’ farm system for Puig.

Replacing the 25-year-old in the outfield has been a breeze, as Trayce Thompson has ten HR and 22 RBI in the games started in place of Puig.

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