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MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Dodgers once again kept outfielder Yasiel Puig out of yesterday's starting lineup as he continues to recover from discomfort behind his right knee. However, manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com -- that the rookie was available to pinch-hit, and Puig did wind up coming to the plate during a pivotal point in Thursday's contest.
With the Dodgers down 3-1 in the eighth inning, Puig was called upon. He came to the plate representing the tying run, but ultimately struck out on a Manny Corpas fastball.
While it wasn't the result Puig and the Dodgers wanted, Mattingly said that the outfielder was feeling better yesterday. The skipper added that he's been taking more of a cautious approach with Puig, a sign that the rookie might be close to rejoining the team's lineup.
"He feels better today," Mattingly said. "I
really want to wait. I want to be cautious. One more day gives him two [with
Thursday's day off]. He was available last night to pinch-hit and again
tonight. It's more on the cautious side today. It's the same thing he had in
The Dodgers haven't said whether or not Puig will return to the lineup today, but it appears he is on track to return at some point during this weekend's series against the Cincinnati Reds.
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