Jun 2, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig listed as day-to-day with hip injury

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been listed as day-to-day after suffering a hip flexor in Saturday’s loss to the Colorado Rockies, according to the team’s Twitter account.

Puig sustained the injury while attempting to slide into second base and break up a double play in the fourth inning. He walked gingerly from the field after the play, and tried to come back in the fifth inning but had to be replaced by Scott Van Slyke.

The injury to Puig wasn’t the only mishap the Dodgers suffered in the loss. Second baseman Dee Gordon (also now listed as day-to-day) was experiencing right hip discomfort after waking up with pain in his leg, and was replaced by Chone Figgins. Los Angeles Times reporter Dylan Hernandez tweeted an udate on Gordon.

Without Puig and Gordon in the lineup, the Dodgers’ most potent offensive weapon is the .267 hitting pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, according to Hernandez.

Puig was named NL Player of the Month in May, and extended his on-base streak to 38 games after he drew a walk in the fifth inning before being replaced by Van Slyke.

The Dodgers are currently 32-31, second in the NL West, and 9 1/2 games behind the division leading San Francisco Giants heading into the final game of their series with the Rockies on Sunday.

 


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