Puello will start in center field and bat eighth Thursday against the Padres, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
After unseating JT Riddle (forward) as the Marlins' center fielder in the previous three contests, Puello now looks like he'll be the undisputed top option at the position moving forward with Miami placing Riddle on the injured list Thursday. Since being acquired from the Angels a month ago, Puello is slashing .184/.286/.204 with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate. He'll likely need to raise his performance within the next week or so to stick around as a full-time player, as the Marlins could call up Lewis Brinson from Triple-A New Orleans if Puello is unable to get the job done.
Puello will start in right field and bat second Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Puello has been one of the beneficiaries of Brian Anderson being limited to a bench role for the past week due to an elbow injury that impacts his ability to throw. With Anderson sitting out again in the series finale, Puello will draw a fourth consecutive start in the outfield. Puello, who has gone 6-for-35 (.171 average) since being acquired from the Angels on June 19, will likely be headed back to a fourth-outfielder role in the second half with Anderson likely to be healthy by that point.
Puello is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies, according to Andre Fernandez of The Athletic.
Puello started four straight games after being acquired by the Marlins on June 19, but he will be held out Friday for the third time in four games.
Puello is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Puello is hitting just .167 with a .485 OPS and 27.3 strikeout rate since joining the Marlins (six games), so he'll head to the bench for the second time in three games as JT Riddle picks up another start in the outfield in his stead.
Puello is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Washington, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Puello had started four games in a row in right field, going 3-for-14 at the plate. He could see his role reduced now that Neil Walker (quadriceps) is back from injury. Walker should occupy the first base spot on most days, pushing Garrett Cooper out to right field. That's the arrangement the Marlins will go with Tuesday.
Puello will start in right field and bat sixth Saturday against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Puello hasn't really done anything special in his first three games with the Marlins, recording two base hits and a walk in 10 plate appearances. Still, he'll draw his third straight start Saturday and looks like he might be an everyday option in the Miami outfield. Though Curtis Granderson will pick up a start Saturday with Harold Ramirez resting, Granderson appears to be the odd man out following Puello's acquisition.
Puello was traded from the Angels to the Marlins on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
The two teams struck a deal after Puello was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the week. Prior to being dropped from Los Angeles' 40-man roster, Puello compiled an impressive .390/.500/.683 slash line with three homers and 12 RBI in 12 games. He'll join the club in St. Louis on Wednesday and could quickly carve out a role for himself, given Miami's lackluster options in the outfield. Rosell Herrera was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Puello was designated for assignment by the Angels on Monday.
This is a tough break for Puello; the outfielder slashed .390/.500/.683 with three homers and 12 RBI in 12 games with the Angels prior to being dropped from their 40-man roster in favor of Justin Upton (toe), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Monday. Given Puello's strong performance during his brief stint with the Angels, he could draw some interest on waivers.
Puello went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a pair of RBI singles in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Mariners.
It was Puello's third three-hit effort in seven games this season. The 28-year-old outfielder has three homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored in 27 at-bats since a promotion from Triple-A Salt Lake on May 28. While he primarily plays against left-handed pitchers, he may see more playing time while wielding a hot bat.
Puello will start in left field and bat fifth Monday against the Cubs, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Puello will stick in the lineup for the fifth time in six games since being promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake last week. Though he's certainly benefited from the Angels facing a southpaw-heavy pitching slate of late, Puello has made an early case to steal playing time from the likes of Brian Goodwin and Kole Calhoun against right-handed pitching, too. Puello has gone 9-for-19 with two home runs, two walks and a double in his first four starts with the Angels, building on the impressive .941 OPS he had submitted for Salt Lake.
Puello went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored in a victory over Seattle on Thursday.
Puello took Yusei Kikuchi deep in the third inning for his second home run in as many nights. He is now a blazing 6-for-11 (.545) with the pair of home runs and five RBI since his call-up from Triple-A Salt Lake. Puello did show the ability to hit in the minors this year, batting .299 with seven homers in 42 games, but it remains to be seen how much playing time he'll receive with the big club, especially with Justin Upton (toe) targeting a return in June. If Puello continues to rake as he has in his first two games, the Angels may have little choice but to give him all the at-bats he can handle.
Puello went 3-for-6 with a home run, four RBI and two runs during his 2019 big-league debut against the Athletics on Wednesday.
Playing in the majors for the first time since 2017, Puello starred, driving in four runs and hitting his first career home run. His only other MLB action came in 2017 when he hit .206 with no extra-base hits and three RBI in 17 games. Look for Puello to receive more playing time after this big day.
Puello's contract was purchased by the Angels on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Puello has 17 big-league games under his belt, all in 2017. He owns a .206/.308/.206 slash line in his limited experience at the highest level. The 28-year-old has hit 299/.434/.507 in 42 games for Triple-A Salt Lake this season. Zack Cozart (shoulder) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
The Angels reassigned Puello to their minor-league camp Saturday.
Puello saw action in 17 games between the Rays and Angels in 2017 but played exclusively at the Triple-A level last season, producing a .313/.417/.432 slash line with six home runs and six steals in 294 plate appearances. After failing to win a reserve outfield job with the big club, Puello will likely be headed back to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin the new season.
Puello signed a minor-league contract with the Angels that includes an invitation to spring training, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Puello had a solid season for Triple-A Reno with a .317/.426/.454 slash line before being released by the Diamondbacks in August, and finished the season with the Giants. The 27-year-old played 18 games between the Angels and Rays in 2017, but has otherwise been stuck in neutral at Triple-A since 2014.
Puello was released by Arizona on Wednesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
Puello pieced together a .317/.426/.454 batting line with six homers and 33 RBI through 73 games at Triple-A Reno in 2018. He'll look to latch on elsewhere after getting cut.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Puello to their minor-league camp Sunday.
Though he made 17 appearances with the Angels and Rays in 2017, Puello wasn't in the mix for a reserve gig this spring in a comparatively deeper Diamondbacks outfield. Puello will likely serve a depth role at Triple-A Reno this season.
The D-backs signed 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.
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.
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 Rays try to get a better feel for what he can offer after claiming him off waivers Aug. 19.
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|2011||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||117||441||67||114||21||5||10||50||18||103||19||9||.313||.397||.259|
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