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Yasiel Puig returns to Dodgers' lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks

Yasiel Puig returns to Dodgers' lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks
Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers' lineup after missing three starts because of a thumb injury. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

PHOENIX --

Yasiel Puig

will be back in the lineup Friday for the

Dodgers

’ series opener against the

Arizona Diamondbacks

.

Puig didn’t start any of the last three games as he nursed a sprained left thumb. He was injured Saturday sliding head first into first base in a game against the

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.

With Puig back,

Matt Kemp

will start the game on the bench. Puig will start in right field,

Andre Ethier

in center and

Carl Crawford

in left.

The Dodgers are visiting

Chase Field

for the first time since they clinched the

National League West

title here last year. At the time, the Diamondbacks took issue with the Dodgers’ postgame celebration, which included players' diving into the pool behind the center-field wall.

The Dodgers lineup:

Carl Crawford LF

Yasiel Puig RF

Hanley Ramirez

SS

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

Andre Ethier CF

Juan Uribe

3B

Tim Federowicz

C

Dee Gordon

2B

Hyun-Jin Ryu

P

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