“It’s better,” Puig said in Spanish.
But not enough to play.
open a three-game series against the
on Friday, they will do so with Puig on the bench again. The game will be the third in a row missed by Puig.
Puig's callus was initially ruptured Monday in the series opener against the
The callus tore open Wednesday in batting practice, which led to his being scratched. He was also scratched for the series finale against the Cubs.
Puig was in good spirits Friday as he spoke to a group of Spanish-speaking reporters.
At some point, he was interrupted by closer
Puig smiled and responded: "Why are you here if you can't pitch?"
Jansen pitched in each of the last three days and was presumably unavailable for the upcoming game.
Puig turned his attention back to the group interview, in which he was asked whether there was anything he wanted to improve.
“Yes, hit,” he said.