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Yasiel Puig placed on DL, Dodgers recall Jose Peraza from Triple-A

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, suffered on Thursday afternoon against the Reds in Cincinnati.

Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Puig pulled up lame after beating out an infield single in the ninth inning against the Reds on Thursday, then was removed for a pinch runner. Puig told reporters after the game his right hamstring felt worse than it did last week in Oakland, when he sat out three games and four days with a very mild strain.

The Dodgers could have played shorthanded for four games until roster limits expand on Tuesday, but trainer Stan Conte estimated Puig would be out a while.

"We're kind of in that area where if we could wait four days we're not going to use the DL. We could have played short for a few days, but we feel like it's going to be more than 10 days," manager Don Mattingly said. "At that point, he was past the tipping point where we might as well put him on the DL."

The Dodgers haven't yet received MRI results on Puig's hamstring strain, which is in the same spot as it was in Oakland, just behind his left knee.

Puig is hitting .256/.324/.440 with 11 home runs in 77 games, and has an active 10-game hitting streak, hitting .342/.390/.526 during that span.

It has been an injury-plagued year for Puig, who missed 39 games earlier in the season with a left hamstring strain, and was limited to two plate appearances in a four-game span in June with an open blister on his left  hand.

Peraza, 21, hit .293/.316/.378 in Triple-A this season, including .289/.304/.378 in 22 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City since he was acquired from the Braves on July 30. He has mostly played second base but also mixed in time at shortstop and center field.

The versatility of Peraza, much like Kiké Hernandez, led to his call-up, especially with Howie Kendrick still on the disabled list.

"With Howie still not back yet, we don't want to run Chase [Utley] out there every day. We wanted to be able to mix and match a little bit," Mattingly said. "[Peraza] can play the outfield, which allows us to move Kiké around a little bit."

In one previous stint with the Dodgers in August, Peraza was 1-for-6 with a triple and a walk in two games, both starts at second base. Since getting sent back down to Triple-A, Peraza was 11-for-51 (.216) with no walks and no extra-base hits.