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.
Matt Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team announced Thursday. Despite the fact that it is being called a "mild" strain, the Dodgers need to be extra careful with Kemp. He strained his hamstring in the Dodgers’ Wednesday night loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Kemp was placed on the disabled list two separate times in 2012 due to a left hamstring strain and missed 50 games with a left hamstring injury. The Dodgers recalled Tim Federowicz to take Kemp's place on the roster. Many thought that the Dodgers would promote either Yasiel Puig or Joc Pederson, but instead Federowicz got the call because A.J. Ellis is dealing with an oblique injury and may miss some time.