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While Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford were held out of Sunday’s starting lineup against the Colorado
Rockies, both players made appearances later in the contest, reports Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Puig – who is dealing with a hip injury – entered the game
as a pinch-hitter and played four innings yesterday. He singled in his first
at-bat and ran well on the base paths, according to Laymance. He expects to
return closer to full health following the All-Star break, as he told reporters
that he hopes to be in the team’s starting lineup when they begin their series
against the Washington Nationals after this week’s hiatus.
Crawford was used as a defensive replacement in the top of
the ninth. Despite his return, manager Don Mattingly still doesn’t feel
Crawford's ailing back is “quite right.” However, the skipper expects the veteran to be “ready
to roll” after the All-Star break.
"Carl seems like he's getting better," Dodgers
manager Don Mattingly said. "But he's probably not quite right. I feel
like he's going to be ready to roll after the break."
While Puig and Crawford made appearances for the Dodgers yesterday,
second baseman Mark Ellis continued to be sidelined by a knee injury. He exited Saturday’s contest after fouling a ball off his knee, and Mattingly told
reporters that the infielder was “still limping pretty good” on Sunday.
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