Yasiel Puig is working his way back from a strained left hamstring injury with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
Yasiel Puig homered in his first rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, finishing 1 for 2 with a walk and a groundout. Puig also played five innings in right field before being removed for a defensive replacement, as planned.
Puig’s opposite-field home run at LoanMart Field against right-hander Dean Deetz was his first hit at any level since May 28. His last home run was May 20, a Dodgers loss in San Diego.
The Dodgers placed Puig on the disabled list retroactive June 3 with a strained left hamstring. He’s expected to be in the Rancho Cucamonga lineup again tomorrow.
Yasiel Puig is hitless in his last 11 plate appearances. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
CHICAGO — Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers’ starting lineup for the third straight day because of a left hamstring issue. Puig is able to pinch hit, manager Dave Roberts said, but presumably would not be allowed to run unless his condition improves.
Trayce Thompson, right, leads the Dodgers in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage in May. (Getty Images)
NEW YORK — Trayce Thompson was removed during the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ game against the Mets on Saturday with lower back soreness.
Thompson pursued a foul ball near the right-field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning, went into a slide, and might have been injured on the play. He did not catch the ball. Yasiel Puig replaced him in the field in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Puig had been given a day off by manager Dave Roberts and was scheduled to return to the starting lineup tomorrow.
Thompson, 25, went 0-for-2 at the plate. He leads the Dodgers in home runs (6), RBIs (14) and slugging percentage (.655) in the month of May.