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Dodgers are hopeful Yasiel Puig can play Monday in St. Louis
Dodgers are hopeful Yasiel Puig can play Monday in St. Louis

CHICAGO — Yasiel Puig was out the Dodgers' lineup Sunday because of a bruised thumb suffered on a diving catch the previous day. But the condition of the thumb improved enough to where Manager Don Mattingly felt comfortable sending Puig to the on-deck circle in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Mattingly was hopeful Puig could start Monday in St. Louis against the Cardinals. "Better today than we kind of anticipated," Mattingly said. Then again, Mattingly's prognostications on matters such as these have been notoriously unreliable. Before each of the three times Matt Kemp was put on the disabled list, Mattingly...

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