After a week of losing countless players to injury, the Dodgers will finally be adding one back this week. Yasiel Puig will make his way back to Los Angeles.
Yasiel Puig will go on a rehab assignment at Rancho Cucamonga tomorrow and be activated on Wednesday.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 6, 2018
On April 29, Puig was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip pointer and bruised foot. The injury occurred after he ran into a padded wall in San Francisco, making an impressive catch in foul territory. An inning later, he fouled one off his foot. It was a rough day for Puig, to say the least.
It’s been a rough start to the season for the 27-year-old. In 24 games, he’s hitting .193 with an OPS of .500. After setting a career-high in home runs last year with 28, Puig has zero so far on the season.
The hope is that this time off has allowed for Puig to reset. No one wants a injury, but if it has to happen, during a slump is the best time. Puig has also had a decent amount of misfortune along the way. His average exit velocity is topping 92 mph. He’s hitting the ball hard, just not in the right places.
As I mentioned, it’s been an injury riddled season so far in Los Angeles. It’ll be great to get Puig’s bat back in the lineup. Although it’s been a slow start to the season, hopefully this week off of baseball will be what Puig needs to get back to last seasons form.
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