Update: Yasiel Puig Injures Hip - May Be Rested

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Yasiel Puig is a daring base runner and goes all out in the outfield.
Yasiel Puig is a daring base runner and goes all out in the outfield.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Former Lookouts outfielder Yasiel Puig tried to play through a sore left hip Friday against the Rockies, but was removed after four innings.

"It was bothering me a little bit," Puig said through a translator after the Dodgers lost, 3-0.

Puig did enough before the game to convince management that he could play, but jogged to first base with a noticeable limp after grounding out in each of his two at-bats.

Puig also left Thursday's 6-1 win against the Rockies after the seventh inning. The rookie said the injury has lingered since he slammed his left leg into the right-field fence at Coors Field on July 3. Puig has started each game since, though.

"It feels a lot better today," he said. "I'll rest, get some treatment and see how it feels tomorrow."

Does Puig think a day off would be beneficial?

"It could be, but I really want to get on the field and play, because we're close to first place [in the National League West]," he said.

Another ex-Lookout, Scott Van Slyke, replaced Puig in right field in the top of the fifth and went 0-for-2.

---- Source: MLB.com


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