The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain on Friday, and recalled Jose Peraza from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Puig initially injured the hamstring in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ Aug. 18 game against the Oakland Athletics. He aggravated the strain on Thursday as he legged out an infield single in the ninth inning; meaning the injury twice occurred on beating out infield grounders.
Puig only missed two games and sat for three days with the previous strain before returning to the lineup. However, he acknowledged after Thursday’s win this strain felt worse than the one he suffered in Oakland.
It’s been a frustrating and stop-and-go season for the 24-year-old outfielder, who is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak, batting .342/.390/.526 over that stretch. On the season Puig is hitting .256/.324/.440 with 11 home runs, 38 RBIs, and has a .331 wOBA and 112 wRC+ while appearing in 77 (70 starts) of the Dodgers’ 126 games.
For Peraza, this marks his second stint with the Dodgers and second time overall in the Majors. Acquired as part of the package from the Atlanta Braves, the utility man made his MLB debut and first start Aug. 10 against the Washington Nationals.
Peraza also appeared in a game two days later and is 1-for-6 with one triple, one walk and a strikeout in his limited action with the Dodgers. In 22 games with the OKC Dodgers, Peraza is batting .289/.304/.378 with seven stolen bases.
Given active rosters are expanding on Monday, Peraza was likely to be among the players promoted from the Minors. However, when that was to be the case is unknown as manager Don Mattingly has only indicated players will be called up in multiple waves throughout the month.