Puig Leaves Game With Hip Injury, X-Rays Negative
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DENVER (CBSLA/AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has left Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies on a double switch an inning after running into the right-field wall making a catch.
Puig went back on a drive by Nolan Arenado in the fifth. Puig turned and made the catch near the wall as his left side of his hip hit the padding. He threw the ball in and then lay on the ground. He was attended to by a Dodgers trainer, who appeared to be looking at his left leg, but stayed in for the rest of the inning.
He hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth but came out of the game when the Dodgers pulled starter Zack Greinke. He also doubled and scored a run in the first inning.
X-Rays were taken , but came out negative, meaning Puig will be okay and will be day-to-day.
Puig is hitting .444 with eight home runs and 18 RBIs since being called up on June 3.