Yasiel Puig: “[Juan] Uribe’s a fatty”


Addressing concerns about his weight, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig admitted he doesn’t track his weight, per MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez. “Whatever weight I come in, doesn’t matter,” Puig said, adding, “Uribe’s a fatty & he saves us every game.”

Puig isn’t wrong, either. Despite being listed at 235 pounds, Uribe had another excellent season at 35 years old, batting .311/.337/.440 with nine home runs and 54 RBI in 404 plate appearances while his fielding rated among the best at 17 runs above average, according to Baseball Reference. Uribe’s 3.8 WAR tied with Matt Carpenter as the eighth-best mark among third basemen as well, per FanGraphs.

Giancarlo Stanton to make return from IL this week

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Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.

Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.

In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.