LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig ran in the outfield at Dodger Stadium on Sunday before the series finale against the Diamondbacks, testing his strained left hamstring for a second straight day. He remains on schedule to play in a few minor league rehab games later in the week with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
"Yasiel is doing more and more. The reports have been good. Nothing has changed as far as what we thought. At this point, we still feel like at the end of the week he'll be playing some games," said manager Don Mattingly on Sunday. "If he's not ready the day he's supposed to come off, it will be really close to that."
Puig was placed on the disabled list last Sunday in San Diego, retroactive to April 25. The earliest date Puig is eligible to return is next Sunday, May 10 when the Dodgers are in Colorado, the final game of a six-game road trip.
Mattingly didn't have any exact dates for when Puig would begin his rehab assignment.
Rancho Cucamona is home through Thursday, then begin a weekend series on Friday against High Desert in Adelanto, 85 miles from Dodger Stadium.
Puig is hitting .279/.380/.465 with two home runs in 11 games this season. The Dodgers have been able to withstand the loss of Puig thanks to production from just about everybody else in the outfield. Dodgers outfielders this season are hitting .303/.401/.563, leading the majors in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and walks (38).
This is the first disabled list stint of Puig's career.