Yasiel Puig Removed Early From Second Rehab Assignment Game

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
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UPDATE (May 8, 9:05 p.m. PT):

According to Ron Cervenka of Think Blue LA, Yasiel Puig said the cooler weather affected his hamstring and he’ll sit out the next two days while also returning to Los Angeles:


As the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers braved the elements at Coors Field and had their game delayed by one hour, Yasiel Puig was set to play right field for the first time since joining High-A Rancho Cucamonga on a rehab assignment.

Puig went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter in Thursday’s game and he again was batting second in the Quakes lineup Friday. Just two pitches into his at-bat, Puig reversed his fortunes at the plate by hitting a towering solo home run to center field.

While it was a positive development for the Cuban native, Puig’s hamstring remained largely untested, which he joked about after Thursday’s game.

Then in the second inning with two outs and the bases loaded, Puig went down swinging. He grounded out in his third at-bat, but the more pertinent issue was Puig pulling up lame and immediately being removed from the game, according to Ron Cervenka of Think Blue LA:

The play in which Puig appeared to re-injure his hamstring is similar to what took place in San Diego and eventually forced him to the disabled list for the first time in his career. Had Puig managed to get through his rehab assignment with issue, he was likely to join the Dodgers early next week during their homestand against the Miami Marlins.


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