Yasiel Puig added another leg issue to his list of maladies. Already nursing a tight right hamstring, Puig is also dealing with soreness in a knee, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Tuesday’s game against the Angels. The Dodgers gave Puig the day off to rest and inserted Trayce Thompson into right field. Puig felt his knee flare up on Monday, Roberts said. The injury affects him when he decelerates after running. The team did not want to risk aggravating his condition. “With his injury history, just to give him a day [off], when we’ve got Trayce available, makes sense,” Roberts said. Puig is in the midst of his most successful month in 2017. He was hitting .306 in June heading into Tuesday
Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger has been tearing through the league so far this season, blazing a 50-home run pace despite not even making his debut until April 25. His Dodgers are winners of 10 games in a row, sit in first place and have the best record
Doug Fister is again pitching for Dave Dombrowski, a reunion between a pitcher and an executive with plenty of history. Dombrowski made a number of big trades when he was with the Detroit Tigers, and two of them involved Fister. One came in 2011, when the Tigers acquired him from Seattle.