The Dodgers have activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports. Outfielder Scott Schebler was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear room on the roster.
Puig hasn’t played since April 24 due to a strained left hamstring. He was expected to return earlier, but suffered a setback in mid-May. Puig, 24, was hitting .279/.380/.465 with two home runs and four RBI in 50 plate appearances prior to the injury.
Puig is in the Dodgers’ starting lineup for Saturday night’s home game against the Cardinals.
Yesterday Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers. In the course of the interview, Fiers revealed that he has received death threats for blowing the whistle on the Astros’ cheating. Rob Manfred said last week, before the interview came out, that Major League Baseball would do everything in its power to protect Fiers and his family both when the A’s play in Houston and when they play anyplace else.
Manfred’s pledge of protection is going to need to be expanded, because today the guys on whom Fiers blew the whistle are saying they’ve received death threats as well.
At least Josh Reddick is saying it:
It’s obviously disgraceful for anyone to have to endure this sort of crap. People need to get a grip.