Yasiel Puig is back from the disabled list

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The Dodgers activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned pitcher Carlos Frias to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the club announced.

Puig landed on the disabled list on June 3 with a strained left hamstring. It’s not clear exactly when he aggravated the injury, but it occurred around the same time he was pulled from a game for a lack of hustle.

Puig was struggling offensively, as he returns to action carrying a .237/.283/.360 triple-slash line with five home runs and 20 RBI in 198 plate appearances. He went 5-for-12 in five rehab games at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu is scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.