Cesar Puello

#71 LF / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 1YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Diamondbacks' Cesar Puello: Signs with D-backs

      The D-backs signed Cesar Puello to a minor-league deal Wednesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.He'll likely begin 2018 at Triple-A Reno, but Puello could make a push for a bench role in Arizona with a strong spring. In 1,039 career plate appearances at Triple-A, he's hit .289/.379/.447 while showing a useful combination of power and speed. At the very least, Puello is an interesting name to file away for the reserve rounds of deep NL-only leagues.

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      Cesar Puello: Heads to free agency

      Cesar Puello cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Puello struggled to a .206/.308/.206 line in 17 games between the Rays and Angels last season, prompting Tampa Bay to drop him from their 40-man roster following the season. He performed much better at Triple-A -- slashing a combined .327/.377/.526 with 13 homers and 18 steals in 87 games between Salt Lake and Round Rock -- so he should catch on somewhere else as outfield depth.

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      Rays' Cesar Puello: Ropes trio of hits in win

      Cesar Puello went 3-for-3 in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.The production represented Puello's first major-league multi-hit effort as well as his first time hitting safely since an Aug. 28 pinch-hitting appearance. The rookie figures to continue seeing occasional playing time for the balance of the regular season as the Tampa Bay Rays try to get a better feel for what he can offer after claiming him off waivers Aug. 19.

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      Rays' Cesar Puello: Batting fifth Monday

      Cesar Puello will play left field and bat fifth Monday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Puello will start for the second time in three games with the Tampa Bay Rays facing a lefty pitcher (CC Sabathia), checking into the lineup for a resting Corey Dickerson. Though he's batting in a prominent spot in the lineup, Puello may not represent an appealing target in DFS contests. He's yet to find much success in the majors this season, recording two hits in 16 at-bats with the Rays and Angels.

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      Rays' Cesar Puello: Promoted to majors

      Cesar Puello was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Puello was promoted to the big club just a day after being claimed off waivers. He'll take the roster spot of Jacob Faria (abdominal), who was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move. Puello managed an impressive .397/.440/.620 line with seven homers and 13 steals in 44 games for Triple-A Salt Lake before being cut loose. However, the Tampa Bay Rays outfield is pretty set, so he'll see most of his playing time off the bench.

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      Rays' Cesar Puello: Claimed by Rays

      Cesar Puello was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.A robust .397/.440/.620 line with seven homers and 13 steals in 44 games with Triple-A Salt Lake wasn't enough for Puello to maintain his spot on the Angels' 40-man roster, as the team designated him for assignment last week. The Rays will welcome him aboard, although it's uncertain if they plan to use Puello in the majors before September. He figures to at least see occasional chances off the bench over the season's final month.

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      Angels' Cesar Puello: Designated for assignment

      Cesar Puello was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.He was bumped to create room on the 40-man and active rosters for Andrew Bailey (shoulder). Puello was called up earlier in the week and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in his big-league debut. The 26-year-old figures to return to Triple-A Salt Lake if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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      Angels' Cesar Puello: Swipes two bags in debut

      Cesar Puello went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Orioles.The 26-year-old was making his big-league debut after bouncing through four organizations in the last three seasons. Puello has a .289/.379/.447 slash line in 270 career games at Triple-A with 25 homers and 49 steals in 57 attempts, but with Cameron Maybin healthy at the moment, it seems unlikely that Puello will get enough playing time with the Los Angeles Angels to show whether he can supply that kind of production in the majors.

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      Angels' Cesar Puello: Called up, starting Wednesday

      Cesar Puello was called up by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. He will start in left field and bat seventh against Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.This will be the 26-year-old's first major-league opportunity. A corresponding move was not immediately announced. After being released by the Rangers in early June, Puello quickly signed with the Angels and was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. He has been excellent with Salt Lake, slashing .397/.440/.620 with seven homers and 13 steals in 44 games, but there simply does not appear to be a path to regular at-bats with the big-league team.

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      Cesar Puello: Cut loose by Texas

      Cesar Puello was granted his release by the Rangers on Thursday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.Puello had six home runs in 43 games this season, but his .247 batting average and 21.2 percent strikeout rate led him to request his release. The 26-year-old hasn't been able to pick up too much traction in the upper levels of the minor leagues during his career, so it's tough to see him being anything more than an organizational depth piece if he can find another team this season.