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Yasiel Puig exits game with mild right knee strain

Yasiel Puig

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig talks with teammates after he was called for runner’s interference while advancing from first to second base against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


UPDATE: Gurnick reports that Puig left the game with a mild right knee strain.

7:00 p.m. ET: According to Ken Gurnick of, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had to exit today’s game against the Rockies in the sixth inning with an apparent injury.

The early speculation is that Puig might have hurt his right knee diving back into first base on a pickoff throw. The 22-year-old stayed in the game and ran from first to third on a single from Adrian Gonzalez, but was in obvious pain after sliding into the base. He eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Hanley Ramirez, but didn’t come out to right field in the bottom of the inning.

Puig, who entered today’s action on a .458 (11-for-24) tear over his last six games, went 1-for-3 before exiting. He is batting .351/.411/.564 with 14 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 80 games since his call-up in June.

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