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By Jon Weisman
Today marks the second anniversary of Yasiel Puig’s Dodger debut, which began right away with his first Major League hit in the first inning and culminated with that memorable, game-ending 9-3 double play.
Puig, who is said to be nearing a minor-league assignment to complete his rehab of an injured left hamstring, has been stuck on 50 plate appearances and an .845 OPS since April 24. For the first two years of his MLB career, Puig — still only 24 — has a .386 on-base percentage and .501 slugging percentage with 37 home runs.
His 150 OPS+ ranks fifth in Dodger history among players with at least 1,000 plate appearances, behind only Gary Sheffield, Mike Piazza, Jack Fournier and Reggie Smith.
The Dodgers have held their own without him, but it will be great to have him back …