Yasiel Puig makes leaping catch in right-center field gap. (Video)

MESA, Ariz. — Yasiel Puig doesn’t play center field often. In fact, Wednesday marked his first start there since Cactus League play began.

This catch, which looks equal parts dangerous and amazing, had nothing to do with Puig’s jump on the Anthony Rizzo fly ball, or his route. “It’s just him,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said:

As Puig wrote on his Instagram account, “ouch, that hurts.” Word from the clubhouse is that he’ll be OK.

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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.