Los Angeles Dodgers Call Up Yasiel Puig

6/3/13 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Mar 19, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig (66) jogs to first after singling during the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsSay it with me: Yah-see-ehl Pw-eeg.

Now that we've got that out of the way you can practice cheering for Yasiel Puig because he'll be playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres.

This will be his debut in the Major League, and is all thanks to Matt Magill's failure to perform.

Magill was called up last weekend but after a terrible start that resulted in a 7-2 loss, they optioned him and brought up Piug.

For the stats lovers, the Dodgers released Puig's numbers:

“[Puig] hit .313 with 13 steals, 12 doubles, three triples, eight homers and 37 RBI in 40 games with the Lookouts, leading the Southern League with a .313 batting average and a .599 slugging percentage and ranking among the league leaders in steals (T-10th), doubles (T-5th), triples (T-7th), home runs (T-4th) and total bases (88, 6th). The 22-year-old was hitting .373 (19-for-51) with runners in scoring position for Chattanooga. Puig, who was signed as a free agent on June 29, 2012 out of Cuba, batted .517 with five doubles, two triples, three homers and 11 RBI in 27 Cactus League games with the Dodgers.”

 

Fans have been wanting them to bring Puig up from the minors for a long time, but since he's an outfielder, the organization has been loathe to.

However, with Matt Kemp's hamstring injury, now is the perfect time to give the 22-year-old a chance. 

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