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NL West Notes: Puig DL, Cueto on White House snub

The latest news from around the National League West.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was missing from the lineup again on Sunday, for the fouth straight game. Playing a man short for the last four games has got the Dodgers considering placing their outfielder on the disabled list for the second time this season.

If they do choose to go that route, they could backdate the disabled list stint to the last time Puig was in a game, as a pinch-hitter on Friday. In his place, rookie Andrew Toles took his spot in the lineup, adding three hits on Saturday and scoring two runs.

More from around the National League West:

  • Current Giants ace Johnny Cueto is upset with the Royals for not inviting him to their White House visit for winning the World Series last October. His biggest complaint is that he helped them win the World Series and that they should have had the courtesy to invite him to the event.
  • The Rockies are making an interesting move, calling up outfielder David Dahl, who is their number two ranked prospect. This move is sparking speculation that the Rockies are ready to move either Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez now.
  • After trading the house for him in the winter, the Diamondbacks are telling teams that Shelby Miller is available and for a lower price than what they gave up for him.
  • Melvin Upton is playing a waiting game, as rumors of a potential trade continue to swirl around the outfielder.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

San Francisco 58-40 — GB

LA Dodgers 54-44 3.0 GB

Colorado 47-51 11.0 GB

San Diego 43-56 15.5 GB

Arizona 41-57 17.0 GB