Report: Dodgers to recall Yasiel Puig this weekend

Yasiel Puig. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Yasiel Puig is on his way back to the majors, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times.

Puig has spent the past month in the minors after being demoted to triple-A following a disappointing start to the season in which he struggled on the field and dealt with a nagging hamstring injury.

On Wednesday, the Dodgers pulled the mercurial outfielder back from trade waivers after he was claimed by an unnamed team and will now have to wait until the off-season to revisit a possible trade. Puig is under control through 2018 and is owed $17.4 million over the next two seasons.

The 25-year-old has taken a step back the past two seasons after bursting onto the scene with the Dodgers in 2013. In 81 games in the big-leagues this season, Puig is hitting .260 with only seven home runs, 34 RBI and a .706 OPS after batting .305 with a .894 OPS from 2013-14.

Puig has thrived since his demotion, however, slashing .348/.400/.594 in 19 games in Oklahoma City and still has the potential to be an impact bat for the NL West-leading Dodgers down the stretch.

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