Just one day after leaving a game due to a hip injury, Yasiel Puig was left out of the Dodgers lineup
Puig exited Saturday’s fame against the Colorado Rockies after suffering a hip flexor strain. The Dodgers noted on Twitter that the outfielder was listed as day-to-day.
The injury happened in the top of the fourth inning when Puig slid into second base in an attempt to break up a double play. Puig tried to enter the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, before being pulled and replaced by Scott Van Slyke.
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times noted that Puig was noticeably limping inside the clubhouse, and Puig had no idea how long he could be out with the injury. Puig also said he had trouble running after the slide.
Puig is hitting .335, with 11 home runs, 40 RBI, and a .430 on-base percentage for the Dodgers this season.
The Dodgers also listed breakout star Dee Gordon on Saturday, who is listed day-to-day as well. Los Angeles is looking to get both players back with a short turnaround, as they’re already 8.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants, only two months into the season.
For now, the Dodgers will have to look to their bench for support, although if Gordon is out longer than expected, highly touted prospect Alex Guerrero is available.