Yasiel Puig makes leaping catch in right-center field gap. (Video)

MESA, Ariz. — Yasiel Puig doesn’t play center field often. In fact, Wednesday marked his first start there since Cactus League play began.

This catch, which looks equal parts dangerous and amazing, had nothing to do with Puig’s jump on the Anthony Rizzo fly ball, or his route. “It’s just him,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said:

As Puig wrote on his Instagram account, “ouch, that hurts.” Word from the clubhouse is that he’ll be OK.

Dodgers spring training 2015: Wednesday lineup at Chicago Cubs. Update.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers announced their lineup for their 1 p.m. Wednesday game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa:

Jimmy Rollins SS
Chris Heisey RF
Yasiel Puig CF
Yasmani Grandal C
Howie Kendrick 2B
Scott Van Slyke 1B
Justin Turner DH
Joc Pederson LF
Kike Hernandez 3B

(Zack Greinke P)

Julio UriasZach LeeChris ReedChris Anderson and David Huff are scheduled to pitch in relief. So are minor-league call-ups Blake Smith and Jeremy Horst.

The listed reserves: Matt Carson, Kyle Jensen, Scott Schebler, Shawn Zarraga, Chris O’Brien, Austin Barnes, Erisbel Arruebarrena, O’Koyea Dickson, Buck Britton, Darnell Sweeney, Alex Guerrero and Corey Seager.

It’s the first spring start for Puig in center field and the first start for Greinke, period.

Cubs lineup:

Dexter Fowler CF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Starlin Castro SS
Miguel Montero C
Chris Coghlan LF
Mike Olt 3B
Ryan Sweeney RF
Arismendy Alcantara 2B
Mike Baxter DH

Jon Lester, LHP

One of Yasiel Puig’s accused smugglers is sentenced to house arrest: report.

A man has been sentenced to a month in prison and five months’ house arrest for his role in smuggling Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig into the United States, according to an Associated Press report Friday.

From abcnews.com:

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola on Friday gave Gilberto Suarez, 41, less than the one-year maximum partly because his main role in the 2012 smuggling venture was having Puig driven in a taxi from Mexico City to the Texas border. Other conspirators, including boat captains and members of Mexico’s violent Zetas drug gang, were involved in other stages of the trip.

Defense attorney Bijan Parwaresch said Suarez initially sought only to assist Puig in signing a Major League Baseball contract. Cuban players who defect often establish residency in a third country, such as Mexico, so they can sign lucrative free agent deals rather than smaller contracts if they come directly to the U.S. and are subjected to baseball’s draft.

Where Suarez went wrong, he added, was deciding to take Puig to the U.S. border without immigration papers. Under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Cubans who reach U.S. territory are usually permitted to stay, even if their arrival is violates the law.

“It didn’t start out with a criminal intent,” Parwaresch said at a hearing. “It ended up as a criminal action.”