“He seemed to be pretty good yesterday,” Mattingly said. “He had a little bit of swelling.”
The ball caromed off Puig’s right leg in the “upper leg, knee area,” Mattingly said.
Puig faced closer Kenley Jansen in batting practice yesterday (above).
Three more injury updates from Thursday morning:
• Zach Lee said he’ll throw 10 to 15 pitches off a mound at “60 to 70 percent” intensity. Lee has been bothered by a strained lat muscle since the beginning of camp. The 22-year-old right-hander said he sustained the injury on the final day of the Dodgers’ prospect camp doing wide-armed pull-ups.
• Pitcher Brandon League, who’s also dealing with a lat strain, “came out pretty good with the mound work” yesterday, Mattingly said. “He’ll probably have a day and be out there again.”
• Paul Maholm is the only healthy Dodgers starter who hasn’t thrown a live batting practice session yet. The Dodgers are proceeding with caution after Maholm reported tenderness in his left elbow. Maholm missed a start last September because of elbow soreness and was left off the Atlanta Braves’ postseason roster.