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Yasiel Puig leaves game with hamstring tightness

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Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left Thursday's game against the Nationals in the seventh inning after appearing to injure himself while running out a ground ball. Puig was pulled with right hamstring tightness, per Alanna Rizzo on the SportsNet LA broadcast.

Puig hit a sharp grounder to third base in the top of the seventh inning, and Anthony Rendon made a diving stop and throw to get Puig at first base. As Puig hit first base he appeared to pull up or land awkwardly, and slowly walked off the field.

He was replaced in right field by Scott Van Slyke in the bottom of the inning.

Puig's time in Thursday's game was brief. He didn't start, and had just entered the game on a double switch with two outs in the sixth inning. His time in right field lasted all of one batter.

The outfielder missed 17 games in June with a left hamstring strain, and spent two stints in 2015 on the disabled list, one for each hamstring.

Puig is hitting .256/.318/.377 this season, but since returning from the disabled list on June 21 is hitting .298/.388/.417 in 25 games.