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Dodgers Place Yasiel Puig On The 10-Day Disabled List

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a grade one oblique strain.

Per MLB.com, the Dodgers—who sit half a game back of the Diamond Backs for first in the National League West—called up outfielder Andrew Toles from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Puig.

Oblique strains can linger throughout the rest of a season if they are not properly rehabbed the first time. That is why Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts is being cautious with Puig.

"It's going to be a few weeks," Roberts said. "With him and the time we have left in the season, we've got to be very careful. It can come back and bite you at any time, so we're going to be patient and make sure he is symptom-free before he's ramped up."

Before the injury, Puig was hitting .265 with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

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His replacement, Toles, filled the gap nicely on Monday night going 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two more runs scored as the Dodgers routed the Padres 8-2.

Toles has been subject to the logjam situation in the Dodgers outfield over the past couple seasons with players like Puig, Matt Kemp, Cody Bellinger, and Joc Pederson.

At the minor league level, Toles has torn it up for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, batting .326 with 12 doubles, four homers, and 22 RBIs. He is a career .311 hitter in five minor league seasons.

Toles has enjoyed a couple cups of coffee with the big club over the last two years, but this could be his chance for an extended stay and to prove he deserves a spot at the major league level.

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