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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig could play in minors in coming week

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is getting close to another rehab assignment

Yasiel Puig could start a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week, Manager Don Mattingly said Saturday.

“I feel like it’s going to be sometime this coming week,” Mattingly said. “If I would guess, it would be later than earlier.”

Puig has been on the disabled list since April 26 because of a strained left hamstring. He played two games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga earlier this month, but he reaggravated the hamstring injury.

Puig is working out at the Dodgers’ spring-training facility in Arizona.

“I think Yasiel’s moving forward,” Mattingly said.

On Saturday, Puig took live batting practice against sidelined reliever Brandon League and ran curves.

Of running curves, Mattingly said, “It seems like that’s the point when guys are getting closer to going out and playing in a rehab game.”

But Mattingly said, “We got to curve last time too.”

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