Found July 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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