Found July 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:

It was an "Oh-No!" moment when Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig did not take his position in right field in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Dodgers' game with the Colorado Rockies on July 3. However, the news is far better than Dodger fans may have initially feared. MLB.com's Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick reported late Wednesday night that Puig's X-rays came up negative, but examination showed a brusied left hip. Puig has bruised left hip, x-rays negative, day to day. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 4, 2013 Puig crashed into the wall in the top of the fifth inning while making a leaping catch off the bat of Nolan Arenado. He immediately got up to make the throw in but went down and stayed down for some time. Video shows his teammates laughing and encouraging him while he jogged, indicating that he was fine. Puig finished the inning and took his at bat in the top of the sixth but did not take his position when the Rockies came to bat. Manager Don Mattingly pulled him as part of a double switch for precautionary reasons. As MLB Injury News' Robert Murray explained Wednesday night, a loss of Puig for an extended time could devastate the Dodgers. Since he came up on June 3, the Dodgers have won 17 of 28 and picked up five games in the N.L. West. They went from last place then to a second-place tie in one calendar month. Puig himself is hitting an incredible .440/.476/.743 with an OPS of 1.209, 8 HR, 18 RBI, and 4 SB in his first month in the Majors. He also has a WAR of 2.6 in just 28 games. He has made some incredible catches like he did last night, and he has shown a cannon of an arm. So far, Puig has demonstrated all five tools exceptionally well. Discussions and even arguments have erupted about whether or not he should play in the All-Star game with his little time in the Majors. His performance indicates that he deserves a spot as much as anyone else. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 and fell a triple short of the cycle, but the most important thing he did was bat flip

Yasiel Puig‘s line is .443/.473/.745/1.218 through his 27-game MLB career, which is great and all, but the most important thing he does is bat flip.

Puig pulled from game vs. Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig finally found an opponent he couldn't conquer: the outfield wall at Coors Field. Puig made a leaping catch in the fifth inning against the Rockies, colliding with the wall and falling awkwardly to the ground. He stayed in the game for that inning and had an at-bat -- a sacrifice fly -- in the top of the sixth. However, when the Dodgers...

Puig named NL Player of the Month, Rookie of the Month

It's going to be awfully difficult to keep Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig out of the All-Star Game, especially now that he has capped a brilliant start to his career by being named National League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month for June. Puig pulled off the double honor after an historic first month in which he hit .436 with 44 hits and a .713 slugging average in 26...

Puig scores from second base on a infield error

  credit David Zalubowski The legend of Puig continues.  Whether you decide Yasiel Puig is an all-star or not, he is still must see tv.  It seems each and every time he steps on the field we walk away amazed at a significant highlight that must be talked about.  As usual, he didn’t disappoint us.  Tonight’s super sensation was all about hustle.  That’s right, Yasiel...

Yasiel Puig Only Knows One Speed

Yasiel Puig’s hustle plays keep paying off, even though he may not be the best defensive player in the MLB (by a long shot). Check out the great catch Puig made off of a Nolan Arenado line drive which caused Puig to slam directly into the outfield wall, somehow holding on to the ball. Slow down big fella. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

LA's Puig leaves game because of hip

Rookie Yasiel Puig has left the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against Colorado after four innings. He started in right field and was hitless in two at-bats on Friday night. Puig's left hip has bothered him since he ran into the wall making a catch at Colorado on July 3. Before the game, manager Don Mattingly had said Puig was experiencing soreness, but he started anyway. He...

Why Is Yasiel Puig Not Being Considered A Major League Baseball All-Star?

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past two months, you’ve seen, or at least heard the name, Yasiel Puig. Puig Mania is taking over across Major League Baseball and the sports world. Anything from the hashtag on Twitter “#VivaPuig” or “#BatFlip” to fan customized shirts, memes across the internet, Sports Center talking about him almost a fourth as much as Tim Tebow…...

Mike Scioscia: Yasiel Puig is not an All-Star

Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Angels manager Mike Scioscia is the latest to say that Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig is not yet deserving of an All-Star selection. While acknowledging the talent of the 22-year-old the former big league cat catcher stated that he believed Puig’s stint in the majors was not long enough to deserve selection to the mid-summer classic. “I think...

Papelbon anti-Puig as an All-Star

Count Jonathan Papelbon among the Yasiel Puig haters. Puig has taken the majors by storm since breaking into the Dodgers lineup on June 3, prompting many to trumpet his All-Star candidacy. Papelbon, frankly, thinks all this talk is ridiculous . "To me, it's an absolute joke. It's really kind of stupid if you ask me," the Phillies closer said on MLB Network Radio...

American Baseball Parallels: Mannywood Heads For Texas. Yasiel Puig Celebrates First Independence Day.

Remember when the Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez in 2008? The man who’s considered by some to be the best right-handed hitter to ever play the game, who propelled the Dodgers to the 2008 NL West Championship and helped take the team to back-to-back NLCSes in 2008 and 2009, the man who found himself caught up in steroid and performance enhancing drug controversies throughout his...

Yasiel Puig Named National League Player Of The Month For June

The praise continues to come for Dodgers outfield Yasiel Puig.  The Cuban rookie sensation, who has drawn comparisons to such players as Raul Mondesi, Bo Jackson, Vladimir Guerrero and Roberto Clemente, has just won the National League Player Of The Month Award for the month of June according to information now available at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team website. Yasiel hit .436...

Dodgers 8, Rockies 0

For one night, the conversation wasn't all about rookie sensation Yasiel Puig. Granted, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder did have another stellar game, which is pretty much the standard these days. But Clayton Kershaw accomplished what few have been able to do lately - he stole some of Puig's spotlight. Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season...

Happy Hour – Happy Birthday America!

One of my favorite holidays is the 4th of July. Coming from a family of Marines, I have always been patriotic, and no single day makes you feel more proud to be American, than the 4th.  For most it means a day off of work, going to the pool, cooking out, watching or setting off fireworks, and drinking some beers. This 4th of July will be pretty unique for me as I will be in San...
Dodgers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.