Dodgers' Yasiel Puig could play in minor leagues next week

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig could play in minor leagues next week
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig stretches before the game against the Padres on April 24, when he aggravated a hamstring injury. (Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press)

Yasiel Puig, who is on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, could play in minor league games next week, Manager Don Mattingly said.

"I know they're talking about his progression and getting out and playing some games soon," Mattingly said.


Puig is eligible to be activated from the disabled list ay 11, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series in Colorado. Mattingly said he expected Puig to be ready to be activated around that time.

"Right now, it seems like we're on track," Mattingly said.

Puig won't travel with the Dodgers to Milwaukee for a four-game series that starts Monday.

"I would think during that period of time, maybe he'll have a chance to play," Mattingly said.

Mattingly was uncertain of where Puig might play.

An option would be to send Puig to the Dodgers' Class-A affiliate in Rancho Cucamonga, which hosts Visalia in a four-game series that opens Monday.