Puig back in Dodgers' lineup after thumb injuryLos Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig looks out on the field from the dugout as he waits for batting practice to start prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Puig was hurt in a headfirst slide into first base against San Francisco last Saturday. He missed the next two games, then pinch hit Wednesday against Detroit and struck out on three pitches.
Puig was booed roundly as he batted second in Friday night's game at Arizona, and he grounded out to the shortstop.
Los Angeles' other two outfielders, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier, are left-handed batters.