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Yasiel Puig activated from DL, starting in RF for Dodgers

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the disabled list for the final two games of the regular season against the Padres, after he missed 34 games with a strained right hamstring strain.

Puig is starting and batting sixth against left-hander Robbie Erlin, who starts for the Padres. Manager Don Mattingly said he would start Saturday but not Sunday, though Puig will likely pinch hit or enter the regular season finale in a double switch.

This has been an injury-plagued season for Puig, who is hitting .256/.324/.440 with 11 home runs in 77 games. He missed 39 games earlier in the season, including all of May, with a strained left hamstring.

Puig does have an active 10-game hitting streak entering Saturday's game, hitting .342/.390/.526 during the streak, though his last start was Aug. 27.

Against the southpaw Erlin, Justin Ruggiano is in left field for the Dodgers, batting fifth, and Kiké Hernandez remains in center field, moving up to leadoff.

Jimmy Rollins, batting .303/.345/.461 as a right-handed batter this season, starts at shortstop, batting eighth.

With the activation of Puig, the Dodgers have 39 active players on the roster.