Dodgers activate Puig from disabled list
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have activated right fielder Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list after he missed 38 games because of a left hamstring strain.
To make room for the Cuban star Los Angeles optioned outfielder Scott Schebler to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Puig last played on April 24 and was batting .279 with two homers and four RBIs when he was hurt. He made two rehab appearances with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on May 7-8 before reinjuring his hamstring. He resumed his assignment with the Quakes on Thursday, going 3 for 7 with a double and a home run in two games in right field.
Two-time All-Star Andre Ethier batted .285 with six homers and 19 RBIs starting in Puig’s place. The Dodgers went 20-17 in his absence.
Schebler was recalled from Triple-A on Friday and singled on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues. He was a 26th-round draft pick in 2012 and was selected the organization’s minor league player of the year in 2013 after batting .296 with 27 homers and 91 RBIs for Rancho Cucamonga.