Yasiel Puig made a pinch-hitting appearance in Wednesday's game.
Puig had been dealing with a sore left hand that has kept him out of the Dodgers lineup over the past four games but reports were that Mattingly expected Puig to return to the starting lineup on Friday and this pinch hitting appearance should all but reinforce that notion.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
MLB/MLBPA panel is deadlocked over whether Josh Hamilton should be sent to rehab.
Hamilton's fate rested in the hands of four people, and the votes were split on whether or not to send the former All-Star to rehab. Hamilton was known to have failed at least six drug tests as a minor leaguer and was suspended from baseball from 2004 to 2006. He is in the third year of a five-year, $125 million deal and the Angels are hoping that he is on the field. He has been a bust since inking this contract and he is worth no more than a last round draft pick, especially with this relapse news. Analysis: Colby Conway