Puig approaching behind in Dodgers’ starting lineup Sunday (Jul 30, 2016)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig is approaching behind in a Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup Sunday opposite a Arizona Diamondbacks.

Puig has been singular to 3 pitch-hitting appearances over Los Angeles’ final 7 games due to narrowing in his right hamstring.

Puig is attack .255 with 7 homers and 32 RBIs in 272 at-bats. He flew out to core margin as a splash hitter in a seventh inning of a Dodgers’ 9-7 feat over Arizona on Friday night. He remained in right margin for a final dual innings, creation one putout.

”He came in yesterday and pinch-hit and took a good pitch on a slider,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pronounced on Saturday. ”I design him to be in there tomorrow opposite (LHP Patrick) Corbin.”

This a second time this deteriorate hamstring issues have sidelined Puig, who spent from Jun 3 to Jun 21 on a infirm list with a stretched left hamstring.

”I don’t feel he’s 100 percent, and each day we’ve given him he’s gotten improved and better,” Roberts said. ”If there’s a possibility he could regression afterwards I’m not going to put him in there.”

With 3 off days over an eight-day span, a Dodgers inaugurated to lift Puig on their 25-man register instead of a fifth starter.

”It’s only balancing a fact we don’t consider he’s a DL, though we don’t wish to put him in harm’s way,” Roberts said.

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