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Yasiel Puig scratched from Dodgers lineup

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Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was a late scratch from the lineup on Wednesday night in Chicago, because of the blister on his left hand that popped on Monday.

Alex Guerrero will start in place of Puig, batting fifth and in left field. Andre Ethier, who was originally slated for left field, instead started in right field.

Puig was seen on the broadcast of Monday's game getting treatment on his left hand, which had bloodied during his first at-bat. Because of the blister, Puig's hand has been heavily bandaged for a few days.

Puig even had to switch fielding gloves because his normal road black glove wouldn't properly fit over his bandaged left hand.

In the first two games of the series, Puig was 2-for-7 with a walk and a pop fly triple.

For Guerrero, this is just his second start in the field in the last 14 games, during which time he also started once as designated hitter. Guerrero this season is hitting .255/.283/.500 with six home runs, six doubles and a triple in 30 games as a starter this season.