Yasiel Puig mania at Chavez Ravine is in full effect these days and he ended his phenomenal first month in the major leagues with his first four-hit game. Puig finished June with 44 hits for the second-most in a player's first month in the major leagues. Joe DiMaggio had 48 in May 1936. Puig went 4-for-5 with a triple and two stolen bases Sunday against the Phillies. Puig continues to stay hot as he now owns a .436 batting average. When Carl Crawford returns from the disabled list there is no way Puig will be the one sitting down. Look for Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp to share playing time in center field and the one that is swinging the hotter bat will get the playing time. Puig's hot streak is incredible and talk of MVP-MVP could soon be echoing throughout Los Angeles.
As expected, Tommy Hanson was placed the the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. He sustained the injury shortly before his scheduled Wednesday start in Detroit. An MRI on Thursday revealed just the strain and not a tear, which was positive news for Hanson. His DL stint has been backdated to June 20th so there is a slight chance that he could be ready to go when he is eligible on July 6th. The more realistic return date for Hanson will be sometime after the All Star break. This has been a difficult season for Hanson with two DL stints and he had to deal with a death in his family. He has only appeared in 9 games and pitched in 47.2 innings. At this point, Hanson should only be owned in deep mixed leagues and Al-Only leagues.