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Dodgers' Puig returns after 2-game absence


After passing a series of concussion tests and getting two days off following a hard crash into an outfield wall, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game at Nationals Park.
   "He was cleared to be able to use him any way we wanted to last night," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
   Puig was put through a rigorous workout before Tuesday's game, and Mattingly said Puig did not complain afterward of a headache, one of the symptoms of a concussion.
   Mattingly, however, resisted the urge to use Puig as a pinch hitter or in a double switch during an 8-3 victory behind ace Clayton Kershaw.
   It was raining before the game in Washington on Wednesday.

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