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Yasiel Puig to Return on Wednesday From Disabled List



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.

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.

Analysis

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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Written by Blake Harris

Blake is currently studying sports journalism at Arizona State University. He covers both the basketball and baseball teams, while hosting a weekly baseball show on the school's radio program. In his spare time, he edits highlight videos for collegiate and professional athletes. He currently has over 125,000 subscribers and 70 million views on Youtube. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he passionately roots for the Dodgers, Clippers, and Saints.

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  1. Don’t give-up on Piug – he will come back. He’s hitting in tough luck right now, but sooner or later they are going to fall! With Justin on the way and Logan getting right, I think they will start to trend up in the near future; but unfortunately, they are not going to catch either the Diamondbacks (not enough games remain for them to offset the season )or Rockies (just a better hitting team).

    I have often said the Dodgers will go as far as there pitching will take them and with the bullpen the way it is this year that’s 3rd place (at best).

    • Trade Puig He has many chances to come around. Trade for rhe clubs needs. He has not been missed at all!!

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