Ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 10-day disabled list. He’s in the starting lineup, batting seventh against D-Backs starter Patrick Corbin.
Puig, 27, hasn’t played since late April due to hip and foot injuries. He’s had a sluggish start, batting .193/.250/.250 in 96 trips to the plate.
The corner outfield had been handled mostly by Alex Verdugo and Matt Kemp with Tim Locastro and Joc Pederson manning center field. Kemp is in left field and Enrique Hernandez is in center Wednesday night.
Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.
Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.
There are far worse bounceback candidates.