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