De Jon Watson, the Dodgers’ director of player development, and former Dodgers pitcher Dave Stewart are on the initial list of nine candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ general manager vacancy.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Kevin Towers on Friday, before the Dodgers swept the three-game series with Arizona.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is ejected after Andre Ethier was hit by a wild pitch in the seventh inning Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 7-2. (Photo by David Crane/Staff photographer)
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Yasiel Puig hasn’t hit a home run since July 31 and is batting .211 since. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
One day after Yasiel Puig
was given a day off to recover from a stomach ailment that required IV treatments, the All-Star outfielder found himself hitting seventh Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It’s the second time this week that Puig has been dropped to the lowest spot in the batting order in his career. Monday against the Washington Nationals, Puig batted sixth for the first time.
Puig owns a .211/.301/.239 slash line since August 1. He hasn’t hit a home run during the 29 games since.
Puig is playing right field, while Andre Ethier is batting fifth and starting in center field for the first time since August 29. Ethier has a .259/.300/.333 slash line in 30 plate appearances against Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill.
Here are the full lineups for both teams: