NEW YORK — Trayce Thompson was removed during the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ game against the Mets on Saturday with lower back soreness.
Thompson pursued a foul ball near the right-field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning, went into a slide, and might have been injured on the play. He did not catch the ball. Yasiel Puig replaced him in the field in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Puig had been given a day off by manager Dave Roberts and was scheduled to return to the starting lineup tomorrow.
Thompson, 25, went 0-for-2 at the plate. He leads the Dodgers in home runs (6), RBIs (14) and slugging percentage (.655) in the month of May.