Yasiel Puig On His Way to L.A.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted Yasiel Puig on Sunday afternoon following their 7-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Puig is expected to be in Los Angeles on Monday and likely play everyday with Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford out with injuries. Puig was batting .313 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs and 13 steals at Double-A Chattanooga. Puig made an extremely strong impression in spring training when he hit .517 with 3 homers and 11 RBI and he continued to impress the Dodgers while he was in Chattanooga. Puig has the great combination of power and speed and it will be interesting to see if begins to get regular playing time when Kemp and Crawford return from their recent injuries. It seems neither of them can stay healthy for long and with Andre Ethier struggling, Puig may stay with the Dodgers and not return to the minors. He is an immediate pick up in all formats.             

 MLB NEWS & NOTES

  • Ike Davis had an RBI single and he hit a two-run homer, but the Mets still lost to the Marlins in Miami. Davis homered for the first time in 31 games on Sunday after almost getting demoted last week, he is starting to show signs of life.
  • Chris Davis belted his 20th homer of the season in Sunday’s win over the Tigers. Davis leads the major leagues in homers and now has a .357 BA and 52 RBI.
  • Patrick Corbin was not at his best on Sunday against the Cubs, but he was good enough to earn his 9th victory of the season. Corbin gave up four runs over six innings. Corbin gave up six hits, walked two and struck out five. He'll face the Giants in his next start.
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu was scratched from Sunday’s start against the Colorado Rockies due to a sore foot. Its not known yet if Ryu will make his next start.  Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and then was demoted immediately after the game to make room for Yasiel Puig.
  • Hanley Ramirez will not be activated from the disabled list until later this week. It had been reported that Ramirez would be activated today.
  • C.J. Wilson surrendered three runs on five hits and had nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros. Wilson was dominating early as he struck out six batters in his first ten outs.
  • Rafael Betancourt will be placed on the disabled list with a strained right groin. Rex Brothers will fill in as the Rockies closer while Betancourt is out.
  • Bryce Harper was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with an aggravated knee that he injured almost three weeks ago when he crashed into the wall at Dodgers Stadium. Harper stated that he should have gone on the disabled list a month ago with another injury that he suffered when he ran into the wall at Turner Field.
  • Houston Street was placed on the 15-day disabled list - again - with a left calf strain. Street's inability to stay healthy will give Luke Gregerson an opportunity to be the Padres closer.