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Video: Yasiel Puig dances with Alanna Rizzo at Dodger FanFest

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Yasiel Puig brought some Cuban flavor and charm to the Dodgers’ annual FanFest on Saturday at Chavez Ravine, showing off a couple dance moves with former MLB Network host and current SportsNet LA reporter Alanna Rizzo …

Los Angeles will be hoping for a big bounceback 2016 from Puig, who was limited to 79 games last year because of hamstring issues and batted just .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI when healthy.

Shohei Ohtani medically cleared to begin a throwing progression

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The Angels released a medical update on P/DH Shohei Ohtani Thursday evening. Ohtani was reevaluated by Dr. Steve Yoon at the Kerlan Jobe Institute. The right-hander’s sprained UCL showed improved healing and, as a result, he has been cleared to begin a throwing progression.

Ohtani, 24, was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow after his June 6 start against the Royals and hasn’t pitched since, though he has been in the lineup as a hitter since July 3. It was initially believed he would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Then the thought was that Ohtani wouldn’t pitch again for the rest of the season, but this update suggests a possibility he could return to the mound before the season is over.

In nine starts, Ohtani put together a 3.10 ERA with a 61/20 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings. As a hitter, he batted .283/.365/.522 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 157 plate appearances.