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Yasiel Puig scratched from lineup with strained right shoulder

One night after a brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was scratched from Wednesday's starting lineup.


Congratulations Yasiel Puig, you are now officially a member of the 2013 Dodgers. The rookie sensation was scratched from the starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Diamondbacks with a strained right shoulder, the team announced. He is listed as day-to-day.

Alex Castellanos will start in right field in Puig's place, but bat eighth. Jerry Hairston, who was slated to bat fifth, takes over at cleanup for Puig.

Puig was hit by a pitch in the face in the sixth inning on Tuesday night, but stayed in the game. Well, he stayed in for one more inning anyway, until he was ejected for his part in the benches clearing brawl.

Manager Don Mattingly told reporters on Tuesday that Puig was "a little sore" from the brawl, per Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register. Puig "took 5 swings of batting practice walked off field threw his bats and helmet in dugout then walked to clubhouse with trainers," per Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Puig has started his career with a bang, hitting .471/.500/.882 with four home runs in nine games. Tuesday night was just the second game Puig was held without a hit, and his 16 hits is one shy of the Dodgers record through nine games, set by Gibby Brack in 1937.

The Dodgers have placed 15 different players on the disabled list this season, with 20 total stints on the DL.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday