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NL West Notes: Puig not on waivers, Urias solid

The latest from around the National League West.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles hasn’t placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on trade waivers and as a result is not in a position to deal him before the waiver trade deadline, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Puig reportedly was drawing interest in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but the Dodgers opted not to move him. However, after acquiring Josh Reddick from the Athletics, the club optioned Puig to Triple-A.

The Dodgers could still place Puig on waivers, but it’s unlikely they move him this month. A deal this off-season is more likely, since Los Angeles wouldn’t be restricted to discussing a trade with one club.

Over 81 games with the Dodgers this season, Puig batted .260/.320/.386 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs.

More from around the National League West:

  • San Francisco might be in need of relief help, but there is not necessarily room for Joe Nathan on the club’s 40-man roster.

  • Colorado promoted shortstop prospect Stephen Cardullo.

  • In his first season with the Diamondbacks, Jean Segura is having a dominant year and as a result might be considered for the Comeback Player of The Year award.

  • Edwin Jackson has been OK since joining the Padres, but he continues to give up home runs routinely.

  • Julio Urias was solid Saturday, but he still might need to learn how to be more aggressive.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Dodgers 72-57 —GB

Giants 70-58 1.5 GB

Rockies 61-68 11.0 GB

Diamondbacks 54-75 18.0 GB

Padres 53-75 18.5 GB