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.
Padres third baseman made his much anticipated return to Camden Yards on Tuesday, his first appearance there as a visiting player after signing a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres in February. The Orioles’ faithful gave Machado a standing ovation as he came to the plate for his first at-bat. He would strike out looking.
In Machado’s next at-bat, he crushed a first-pitch Jimmy Yacabonis fastball out to left-center field for a solo homer, boosting the Padres’ lead to 5-1. It marked Machado’s 100th career homer at Camden Yards.
Machado now has 17 homers on the season along with 48 RBI, 47 runs scored, and a .279/.355/.503 triple-slash line.