Updates from Friday, July 25
Alanna Rizzo of Dodgers.com has the latest on Puig:
Puig and Ramirez both back in starting line-up. pic.twitter.com/4MwRahIKBP— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) July 25, 2014
Updates from Thursday, July 24
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported on Yasiel Puig's recovery from an injured hand:
Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig took extra batting practice Wednesday and could return to the lineup Friday night when the Dodgers open a showdown series in San Francisco.
Mattingly said he was more optimistic Puig could return to the lineup on Friday than he was for shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who missed his third start since being hit on the left hand by a pitch fromTrevor Rosenthal.
Updates from Wednesday, July 23
While Yasiel Puig didn't start on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he did end up playing according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register:
Yasiel Puig pinch-hitting for #Dodgers to lead off 8th. 1st at-bat since Saturday for him.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 24, 2014
He ended up walking.
Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times previously reported Puig's status ahead of tonight's game against the Pirates:
No Puig and no Ramirez again.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) July 23, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, July 22
Yasiel Puig remains out of the Dodgers' lineup, according to MLB Lineups:
7/22 @Dodgers lineup vs PIT Gordon 2B Turner SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp RF Ethier CF Crawford LF Uribe 3B Ellis C Beckett P— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) July 22, 2014
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com provides an update on Puig's status:
Mattingly said no DL considered for Ramirez or Puig.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 22, 2014
Updates from Monday, July 21
Yasiel Puig's follow up x-ray results are in according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register:
Follow up X-rays on two left hands -- Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig -- were negative. #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 21, 2014
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times confirms Yasiel Puig's status for tonight's game:
#Dodgers lineup: Gordon 4, Turner 6, Gonzalez 3, Kemp 9, Ethier 8, Crawford 7, Uribe 5, Ellis 2, Ryu 1.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) July 21, 2014
Hanley is unavailable today; Puig might be available to punch hit. Both will undergo x-ray exams today. Machine in St. Louis was primitive.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) July 21, 2014
Plunkett previously provided an update on Puig's hand injury:
Puig was hit during Saturday’s loss and left the game. A fluoroscan after the game showed no fracture but the Dodgers want Puig to undergo more complete X-rays when the team gets to Pittsburgh on Monday. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he was told by head trainer Stan Conte 'no baseball stuff' for Puig until after the second examination.
'We’re obviously going to be cautious,' Mattingly said. 'But we think it’s going to be okay.'
Yasiel Puig isn't in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals, a day after getting hit in the hand with a pitch.
Los Angeles unveiled its lineup for Sunday's game, and the 2014 MLB All-Star was absent, as per MLBLineups on Twitter:
7/20 @Dodgers lineup vs. STL Gordon 2B Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp LF Ethier RF Van Slyke CF Uribe 3B Ellis C Kershaw P— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) July 20, 2014
The X-rays on Puig's injured hand came back negative, which is good news for the Dodgers, as per J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles News Group:
Puig X-ray negative— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 20, 2014
You can view how the injury occurred on MLB.com. Puig didn't look to be in a massive amount of pain but was removed from the game in the eighth inning as more of a precaution.
The fact that his X-ray didn't show any breaks is an encouraging sign. That would have meant weeks and likely months of recovery. Instead, his time off the field will likely be kept to a minimum as he heals.
That's important for the Dodgers as they try to get ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West once again. Heading into Sunday's game, Los Angeles was a half-game back.