Dodgers Call Up Top Prospect Yasiel Puig

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0  Updated at 10:31 pm, June 2nd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Los Angeles Dodgers called up top prospect Yasiel Puig Sunday, after their game versus the Colorado Rockies.

The 22-year-old Puig, was called up due to the recent injuries suffered in the Dodgers’ outfield. Matt Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and Carl Crawford missed the past two games with a hamstring problem as well.

The 6-foot-3, 235 pound Puig was hitting .313 with eight home runs, 37 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and a .383 on-base percentage in Double-A Chattanooga.

The Dodgers signed the Cuban defector to a seven-year, $42 million deal last summer.

Puig is expected to start in center field for the Dodgers Monday against the San Diego Padres.

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