Dodgers lose Yasiel Puig for pair of games

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has lost the appeal of his two-game suspension and won't play Tuesday and Wednesday against the New York Mets.

Major League Baseball suspended Puig on Aug. 16, two days after he took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a 2-1 loss at Dodger Stadium that included a benches-clearing brawl.

Puig had a hearing on his appeal last week.

"Obviously we are better with Yasiel active, but if you're looking at September, expanded rosters, before the Colorado series, I guess if we had our druthers, it kind of worked out in our favor," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

The right fielder is batting .259 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI in 104 games. In his past 15 games, Puig is hitting just .163 without a home run.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.