Updates from Wednesday, May 7
Alanna Rizzo of Dodgers.com has good news regarding Puig's status:
Wednesday's line-up: Puig and Gonzalez back in. pic.twitter.com/j1Bqgxc5ly— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 7, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, May 6
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Yasiel Puig for a second-straight day as he is not in today's lineup, the team confirmed on its Twitter account:
#Dodgers lineup at Nationals: Gordon 2B Crawford LF Ramirez SS Kemp CF Ethier RF Uribe 3B Van Slyke 1B Butera C Kershaw P— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 6, 2014
Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register talked to Puig who discussed his status for tonight:
#Dodgers Yasiel Puig said he feels good. No headaches after working out on field. Will take BP with team. Ready to play if needed.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 6, 2014
Updates from Monday, May 5
The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that Yasiel Puig is not in today's lineup after his collision with the wall yesterday:
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports had more on Puig's status after being left out of the lineup:
Yasiel Puig did not speak with reporters today because Dodgers medical staff is concerned about "overstimulation" following wall collision.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 5, 2014
Morosi and Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register had more from Don Mattingly on Puig's health:
Yasiel Puig experienced lightheadedness after working out on stationary bike, Don Mattingly confirmed.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 5, 2014
Mattingly: Hasn't heard anything about concussion or DL with Puig. Trainer being cautious.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 5, 2014
Just when everything seemed to be going right for Yasiel Puig, the sensational Cuban outfielder suffered an apparent injury after trying to catch a fly ball against the outfield wall on Sunday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' matchup with the Miami Marlins.
Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reported the news on Twitter:
Yasiel Puig is down on the warning track after crashing hard into the wall while trying to catch Jeff Baker's game-winning RBI double.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 4, 2014
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports provides more details on Puig's status:
Puig was said to hit head and ankle against rf wall. He walked off field but dodgers trainers are checking him.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 4, 2014
Concussion test on puig indeed negative. Listed as day to day. #dodgers— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 4, 2014
Initial word is puig should be ok. While teammate described him as having "bell rung" LAD official said he checked out fine— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 4, 2014
Puig has been on a tear as of late, hitting .435 with a .519 on-base percentage during the month of May. The 23-year-old has a hit in every game this month, including a 4-for-4 performance on May 1.
Mattingly spoke about Puig's injury following the incident, via Plunkett:
Mattingly said Puig was "pointing to multiple areas" when asked where it hurt. Including head. Sounds like possible concussion. #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 4, 2014
This all comes just one year after Puig finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting last season to the Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez, whom Puig faced earlier in the series.
Fernandez checked on Puig following the game, per David Vassegh of AM 570 Fox Sports LA:
Jose Fernandez came over to Dodger Clubhouse to check on Puig pic.twitter.com/Kh7vO56iEb— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 4, 2014
While Puig is expected to return soon for the Dodgers, the team will need him to be fully healthy in its upcoming series against the Washington Nationals.
After losing a series against the Marlins, L.A. needs Puig to bounce back against another NL East foe. With the Nationals winning five of their last seven, having any flaws in the lineup will be exposed over the next few days.
As more updates are released about Puig's injury, they will be added to this story.
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