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Yasiel Puig back for Dodgers; Hanley Ramirez set to avoid DL

Aug 5, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

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It seems like good news all around for the Dodgers on Monday. Yasiel Puig is back in the lineup after sitting out Sunday’s game with a thumb injury, and Hanley Ramirez is hopeful of avoiding the disabled lisI after jamming his shoulder yesterday.

Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez’s shoulder “felt a lot better this morning.”  The Dodgers did call up Dee Gordon prior to the game anyway, giving them some added protection at shortstop with Ramirez heals. Right-hander Stephen Fife was sent down to make room.

With Ramirez absent, Nick Punto is starting at shortstop and batting eighth tonight. Puig is back in the cleanup spot.

  1. wheels579 - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    It should be noted that the last two times Mattingly thought Kemp would avoid the DL, he was placed on the DL within two days.

  2. sawxalicious - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Is anyone else being redirected from this site on their smartphone to the “Candy Crush Saga” App Store site? It’s happened numerous times the past few days…

  3. spacemaker101 - Aug 5, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Hahaha ☝ mine has been freezing and stuff on my phone!!

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