Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will receive second x-ray in Pittsburgh, won’t play in the meantime.

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig is batting .308 with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in 92 games this season. (Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS >> The Dodgers have ordered a second x-ray on Yasiel Puig‘s left hand, and the all-star right fielder will not play in the Dodgers’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at Busch Stadium.

The right fielder was hit by a pitch in the third inning of the Dodgers’ 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. An x-ray after the game was negative, meaning it revealed no broken bones. However, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Puig won’t participate in any baseball activities until the second x-ray — scheduled for Monday in Pittsburgh — comes back clean.

“I think they just want to be cautious,” Mattingly said. “We think he’ll be OK.”

Puig batted once (he popped out) and played five innings in the field after being hit by a changeup from Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly in the third inning Saturday. The hand was visibly swollen after the game.

“He’s still sore and I think a little bit swollen,” Mattingly said. “Obviously we’re going to be cautious at this point.”

Coincidentally, Kelly hit Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez with a pitch in last year’s National League Championship Series, breaking a rib.

The Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Pirates on Monday.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.