The Dodgers will place outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 10-day disabled list, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times tweets. Puig’s 25-man spot will go to right-hander Brock Stewart, whom the Dodgers have recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Stewart could start Monday for the Dodgers, as left-hander Rich Hill is dealing with an infection on his injured finger and isn’t ready yet to return from the DL, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Puig exited the first game of the Dodgers’ doubleheader in San Francisco on Saturday after suffering hip and left foot injuries (the latter problem came after he fouled a ball off his foot). He’s now dealing with a hip pointer and a bruised foot, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
These injury issues continue what has been a disappointing year so far for Puig, who hasn’t been able to build on a bounce-back 2017 to this point. Puig has racked up 96 plate appearances this season and slashed a subpar .193/.250/.250 (43 wRC+) with no home runs. His absence may keep top prospect Alex Verdugo on the roster (he started in right in Puig’s place Saturday night), but the Dodgers also have Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez on hand as corner outfield options.