A few minutes after he entered the game as a defensive replacement, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday’s game against the Washington Nationals with an apparent lower body injury.
Update (12:17 p.m.): The Dodgers announced that Puig left the game with tightness in his right hamstring.
In his only plate appearance against the Nationals, Puig hit a sharp ground ball to third baseman Anthony Rendon. Puig was thrown out, briefly hopped on his left leg after running through first base, then immediately exited down the tunnel leading to the visitors’ clubhouse.
Scott Van Slyke took over in right field in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir nearly left Tuesday’s game with cramping in one his legs, but was able to stay in. Puig has already missed time this season with a left hamstring injury. The nature of this injury is unknown.
The Dodgers have lost more man-games due to injury than any MLB team and have 11 players on the disabled list at the moment.
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is in his fourth major league season. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
It’s trade rumor season, in case you haven’t noticed. The Dodgers have too much depth on their 40-man roster, too many top-100 prospects, and too many needs at the major league level not to make a trade before the July 31 deadline. Or so the prevailing wisdom goes.
Center fielder Yasiel Puig smothers a single by Jake Lamb in the Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers scored too little, too late in a 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. The box score is here.
“Win for Vin” didn’t happen, but at last Yasiel Puig’s shoes were interesting.
Yasiel Puig slides head-first into home plate after rounding the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals. Howie Kendrick, who scored the tying run, celebrates in the background. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and Howie Kendrick on first base, Yasiel Puig rounded the bases on a single and three-base error, walking off the Washington Nationals to complete a 4-3 win. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
The Kendrick experiment in left field is going well.
Yasiel Puig is at Dodger Stadium today. He was expected to be available to the Dodgers for their Monday night matchup against the Washington Nationals.
But Dave Roberts did something in keeping with the tradition of Don Mattingly and Joe Torre, giving Puig an extra day of rest before his return from the 15-day disabled list.