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Yasiel Puig loses appeal, starts his two-game suspension

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Yasiel Puig lost his appeal to Major League Baseball in regards to his August 14 skirmish with Giants’ catcher Nick Hundley. The Dodger outfielder will serve his two-game suspension Tuesday and Wednesday against the Mets.

The incident occurred when Hundley didn't appreciate the way Puig reacted to fouling off a pitch in the seventh inning of a 2-1 Giants win. Words were exchanged before Puig shoved Hundley and the benches emptied.

Both players were ejected and fined an undisclosed amount, but Puig received the suspension. The decision comes down three weeks after it happened, favoring the Dodgers since they don’t have to worry about being shorthanded.

Had the suspension been upheld in August, the Dodgers would’ve played with 24 players each night.

Puig is just 8-for-49 during his last 15 games (14 starts), slashing .163/.212/.224 with no home runs and two extra-base hits.

Jansen in Denver?

The Dodgers have yet to decide if Kenley Jansen will make the trip to Colorado this weekend. It was less than a month ago when the right-hander had a scare due to an irregular heartbeat.

Jansen had an appointment with his cardiologist Tuesday to discuss if the upcoming would be appropriate for the Dodger closer. The big man told the media prior to Tuesday night’s game that his doctor already suggested he go back on the medication, with an adjusted frequency and dosage.

It will all be up to Jansen’s comfort level with the situation if he should get the thumbs up from his cardiologist. But Jansen has said he wants to pitch in Colorado again.