It is just a day off for Puig, who can still come off the bench as a pinch hitter. Last night, he hit a three-run home run in the team’s win.
The 24-year-old, who was being considered for possible trades last week at the trade deadline, has a .252 batting average with eight home runs and 29 RBI’s in 218 at-bats.
Last night’s home run was his first since July 29th against the Oakland Athletics when he also hit a three-run home run. However, since July 28th, he only has one other game – July 31st against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – where he had an RBI.