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Puig returns after resting back for one game

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ATLANTA -- Yasiel Puig returned to the lineup on Monday night after missing Sunday's game due to a sore back. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said it was nothing major and that Puig was available off the bench on Sunday.

"I didn't even ask [if Puig was feeling better] today coming in," Mattingly said. "I was pretty confident he was going to be able to play."

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ATLANTA -- Yasiel Puig returned to the lineup on Monday night after missing Sunday's game due to a sore back. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said it was nothing major and that Puig was available off the bench on Sunday.

"I didn't even ask [if Puig was feeling better] today coming in," Mattingly said. "I was pretty confident he was going to be able to play."

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Sunday marked only the second time Los Angeles had played without Puig in its past 53 games. The Dodgers are 8-3 when he doesn't play.

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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