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Yasiel Puig could return to Dodgers lineup as early as Saturday

Yasiel Puig could return to Dodgers lineup as early as Saturday
Dodgers right fielderYasiel Puig beats a throw to first base during a game against Oakland on Tuesday. He injured his right hamstring on the play and left the game. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Yasiel Puig tested his right hamstring in a pregame workout Friday and could return to the Dodgers lineup as early as Saturday.

“He came out and ran hard,” Manager Don Mattingly said.

Puig ran under the watch of Dodgers trainer Stan Conte.

“I expect him to definitely be able to play in this series, just from Stan’s tone and the way he sounded,” Mattingly said.

Puig sustained what was described as a “very mild” hamstring strain Tuesday in a loss to the Oakland Athletics.

Puig was out of the starting lineup Friday, but Mattingly said there was a chance he could be available off the bench.

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