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No DL decision yet on Yasiel Puig, out of Dodgers lineup again

Puig is available to pinch hit on Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig ran on the field at Dodger Stadium before Tuesday night's game against the Rays, but he remains out of the starting lineup for a fourth straight game with right hamstring tightness.

Manager Dave Roberts said that no decision on a disabled list stint will be made on Puig until at least Wednesday, if at all. In fact, Puig is available to pinch hit if needed on Tuesday night.

Monday's off day was the first of three in an eight-day span for the Dodgers, which gives them some roster flexibility.

"We have four starters, and coverage if we want with five guys on the bench," Roberts said. "It's not make or break right now, but he did run today and felt good on Sunday. He's available."

Puig appeared as a pinch hitter on Friday in St. Louis, so any potential disabled list stint could be back dated to Saturday if needed.

He actually has been out of the lineup five games in a row, including the finale in Washington D.C., though that was just a day of rest. Puig did enter the game in a double switch in the sixth inning, then when batting in the seventh injured his right hamstring when running to first.

Puig missed 17 games on the DL in June with a left hamstring strain, and in 2015 had month-long DL stints for each hamstring.

In Puig's absence, Andrew Toles gets the start in right field, his fourth start in five games at the position and seventh start in 13 games since getting his first major league call up.

Toles is 9-for-27 (.333) with three walks (.400 on-base percentage) and two doubles in 11 games.

"Tolesy, he can get on base. He can hit, he can defend. I like his energy. When you lose a player like Yasiel for a handful of days, to bring in a young kid who is a nice little spark, it's a shot in the arm for the guys."