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Dodgers want a leaner Yasiel Puig in hopes of preventing more leg injuries

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Bigger isn't always better, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team is looking to revamp after a disappointing early playoff exit and while that includes bringing in a new manager (which the Dodgers are still working on), it also includes changing up the body shape of certain players, including star Yasiel Puig.

Puig struggled last season with hamstring issues and the Dodgers trainers have hypothesized that muscle-based bulk may be a contributing factor to his leg injuries. A lighter Puig may be a far healthier player. Puig only appeared in 79 games for L.A. in 2015.

Another Dodgers star, Adrian Gonzalez, relies on boxing workouts to keep trim. Gonzalez could use some support in the middle of the lineup and will no doubt be hoping Puig, Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal bounce back to have a stellar season next year.

ESPN's Mark Saxon has all the details on the Dodgers offseason.