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Dodgers to start hot-hitting Yasiel Puig with Lookouts

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have sent outfielder Yasiel Puig and shortstop Dee Gordon to the minors.

The Dodgers moved Puig to Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Cuban leads major leaguers with a .526 batting average this spring.

Puig signed a seven-year contract for $42 million on June 29. The Dodgers already have Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford in their outfield.

Gordon was sent to Triple-A Albuquerque. He was considered a possibility to take over while Hanley Ramirez is out for up to eight weeks with a thumb injury. But Dodgers manager Don Mattingly decided to move Luis Cruz from third base to shortstop until Ramirez returns.

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