LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will return to the team this weekend after missing time due to a strained right hamstring.
After running at full speed and playing in back-to-back simulated games at the Dodgers spring training facility in Arizona, Puig is scheduled to return to the club this weekend.
Manager Don Mattingly said that “He’ll be here this weekend”, as the Dodgers close the regular season with a three game series against the Padres.
Here’s the full context of Don Mattingly’s Yasiel Puig update. Decided for yourself when he’s playing next: http://t.co/w3ytGoNdMU
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The Dodgers will take on the New York Mets in the National League Division Series that begins on October 9th.
Yasiel Puig will be at Dodger Stadium this weekend. Mattingly would offer nothing further. #Dodgers
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Mattingly also said that Puig hit a single, walked, and stole a base in his simulated game on Friday.
The news comes just days after Mattingly called Puig’s quick recovery, “miraculous”.
Don on if Puig has hurdles: “It doesn’t seem like it. He’s been able to run the last few days. He’s played on the field two days in a row.”
— Vincent Samperio (@DNVince) October 3, 2015