Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was held out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres after reinjuring his left hamstring during Friday's 3–0 win.
Puig exited in the bottom of the sixth inning after he pulled up with a limp after running to first base in the top of the frame. He went 0-for-2 in the game and was hit by a pitch in the first inning. Andre Ethier replaced him in right field for the bottom of the sixth.
Last week, Puig missed four of five starts with a tight left hamstring.
After Friday's game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was non-committal to the notion of Puig landing on the disabled list. From MLB.com:
"The DL is always on the table" when dealing with a re-injury, Mattingly said. "As of right now, there's not much more we can do tonight."
In 11 games this season, Puig is hitting .279 with two home runs, four RBI and an .845 OPS.
The Dodgers entered Saturday's game 10–6, a half-game ahead of the Colorado Rockies and a full game ahead of the Padres in the NL West.
- Mike Fiammetta