|Offense||32nd||85.4 (30th)||195.1 (26th)|
|Defense||18th||127.9 (29th)||211.2 (10th)|
Zunino (ankle) started at designated hitter and went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Triple-A Tacoma's extra-inning loss to Salt Lake on Saturday before lifted for a pinch hitter in the 10th inning.
The recovering backstop encouragingly got through back-to-back games without any issues. Zunino tested his ankle in three of his four plate appearances Saturday, as he also hit into a force out and singled in addition to his sacrifice fly. Given his success through his pair of rehab games, Zunino appears to be on track for activation prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Giants.
Turner (groin) remained out of the starting lineup Saturday, but he went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter in a loss to Milwaukee.
While Turner was unable to suit up Saturday, his pinch-hit appearance bodes well for his prospects to return to the starting nine in Sunday's series-finale against the Brewers. The 33-year-old will likely cede a handful of starts to the newly-acquired Manny Machado, but he should still see the bulk of starts at the hot corner once he fully heals from a minor groin injury.
Baez (biceps) tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Baez has been sidelined with biceps tendinitis since June 15. While this was his second successful rehab outing, manager Dave Roberts stated that his reliever will need to throw full innings in back-to-back games before he is cleared to return to the majors. When Baez does return, he figures to slot back in as the Dodgers' primary right-handed setup man behind Kenley Jansen.
Puig (oblique) took swings off a tee at the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona on Saturday, and he is expected to be activated off the disabled list sometime during next week's series against Atlanta, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Puig has been sidelined with a Grade 1 oblique strain since July 9, but it sounds like he is nearing a return following Saturday's advancement in his rehab process. The Dodgers' projected return date indicates that a rehab stint in the minors may not be necessary. Puig was slashing .265/.325/.462 with 11 homers in 76 games prior to hitting the disabled list.
Fletcher batted ninth and went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 7-0 loss to Houston.
Fletcher got the start against a righty due to Albert Pujols' (knee) absence from the lineup, with Luis Valbuena sliding over to cover first base. Fletcher was situated on the short-side of a platoon at the hot corner prior to Pujols' placement on the disabled list, and he figures to resume that role once the veteran first baseman is activated, which could be as soon as Monday.