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Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford progressing slowly from injuries

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- There is no timetable yet for the return of injured outfielders Carl Crawford or Yasiel Puig to the Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly said on Friday.

Crawford remains at the club's facility at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., sidelined with a right oblique strain. He last played on April 27.

"Carl was doing more activity but still feeling it at different times during different exercises, so we've had to back off of certain things," Mattingly said. "He's improving"

Puig has been out since April 25 with a left hamstring strain, then aggravated it in a minor league rehab game with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on May 8.

"The other day [Puig] swung the bat a little bit, but has had trouble trying to run, feeling tightness when he's jogging," Mattingly said. "We still haven't gotten past that. We're a little ways away with that.

"A hamstring is usually 4-6 [weeks], and if you mess around with them they end up getting worse. Guys want to push it and get out there as soon as they can, but a hamstring is not one of those things that you can mess with."

Neither are particularly close to a minor league rehab assignment.

"I'm sure there is some kind of timetable at this point, but until they're moving around doing baseball activity they are kind of off the radar," Mattingly said.