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Puig was on the disabled list twice this year with hamstring injuries and played in only 79 games. Friedman cited his weight gain as a possible reason. Puig is listed at 255 pounds.
“He has continued to get bigger and stronger each year,” Friedman said. “It may not be the optimal size for him to play 150 games, 150-plus games.”
Puig is in regular contact with Brandon McDaniel, the team’s strength and conditioning coach.
“The reports have been great,” Friedman said.