It was a rough Friday night for Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who left the series opener in the sixth inning after aggravating his left hamstring injury while running out a ground ball. The Dodgers said during the game that Puig was day-to-day.
After the game manager Don Mattingly told reporters (as seen on SportsNet LA) there was no roster move yet planned for Puig, and that the club would know more on Saturday.
"I haven't actually talked to Stan [Conte, team trainer], other than it was possibly lower [in the hamstring]," Mattingly said. "We'll see where we're at tomorrow."
Mattingly met with Andrew Friedman after game.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 25, 2015
Yasiel Puig left clubhouse before reporters were allowed in. Mattingly non-committal on DL. Friedman optimistic won't be necessary #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 25, 2015
The injury came after he grounded to third base to open the sixth inning. After running to first and trying to stretch for the bag to beat the throw from third baseman Yangervis Solarte, Puig immediately pulled up and began hopping around. He limped back to the dugout.
Puig was replaced in right field by Andre Ethier to begin the bottom of the inning.
It wasn't even the first injury of the night for Puig, who was hit directly in the left knee by a fastball from Andrew Cashner in the first inning. After laying on the ground for a few minutes and some consultation with Conte, Puig remained in the game. At least for a while.
Puig did not speak to reporters after the game.
Puig left clubhouse before reporters were allowed in.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 25, 2015
Yasiel Puig made an early exit from the clubhouse holding a cooler, presumably full of ice— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) April 25, 2015
Puig was 0-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch on Friday, and on the season is hitting .279/.380/.465, and though his seven-game hitting streak was snapped on Friday he has reached base in 10 of 11 games this season, including each of the last eight contests.