Yasiel Puig has X-ray of sore thumb after head-first slide

Victor Decolongon

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig injured his left thumb while sliding into first base in the third inning against the Giants on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. The extent of the injury isn't yet known.

"He was a little sore," manager Don Mattingly said after the game. "He could get sore overnight so we'll see what happens. But he seemed to be okay."

Puig had an X-ray on his left thumb after the game, but told reporters he hasn't yet heard the results. In the clubhouse, Puig's thumb wasn't taped nor was he wearing a splint on the thumb, possibly a good sign.

Leading off the third inning Puig hit a grounder up the middle fielded by shortstop Brandon Crawford, who spun and threw wildly to first base. Puig, perhaps channeling his inner Punto, slid head-first into first base, jamming his left thumb in the process.

Puig was subsequently picked off first base.

After consultation with trainer Stan Conte, Puig remained in the game and played the final six innings.

"He told Stan that he was good to go," Mattingly said.

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