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RF Yasiel Puig has a .479 batting average and was slated to bat second before Tuesday's rainout. That came after manager Don Mattingly said Sunday he will remain in the major leagues even after LF Carl Crawford and CF Matt Kemp return from the disabled list, manager Don Mattingly said Sunday.

LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2, 2.85 ERA) will start against the Yankees in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader. The rookie has won his last three decisions and is 3-0 with a 1.94 ERA in his last four starts. Ryu has pitched at least six innings in 12 of his 13 starts and has made 10 quality starts. He has never faced the Yankees but allowed one run and three hits while striking out eight New York Mets in seven innings on April 23 at Citi Field.

LHP Chris Capuano (latissimus strain) is expected to come off the disabled list and start the nightcap against the Yankees. He will be on a slightly limited pitch count, most likely around 80-85 pitches. He made a rehab start Friday for Triple-A Albuquerque, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out five in four scoreless innings. Capuano last pitched May 29 against the Angels when he allowed three runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He is 0-2 with a 10.61 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees.

LF Carl Crawford (strained left hamstring) is rehabbing at the team's training complex in Arizona. He is still weeks away from returning.

INF Nick Punto started at third base after Juan Uribe (back) was scratched. In his 12th start there, he went 0-for-3.

3B Juan Uribe missed his second straight game with tightness in his back that the team doesn't believe is serious. He also missed Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. He was available to pinch hit but did not get into the game.

OF Andre Ethier, who has shifted from right field to center field with Matt Kemp injured, is likely to have his playing time cut when LF Carl Crawford returns but he was in the lineup batting fifth Tuesday. The game, however, was rained out. Ethier is 9-for-20 (.450) in his last five games to raise his average to .249.

CF Matt Kemp (strained right hamstring) is hopeful of returning by the end of the month and the team hopes he can start a rehab assignment shortly. Kemp, however, has yet to run the bases.

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