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Yasiel Puig scratched from Dodgers lineup with sore shoulder

Jun 12, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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Yasiel Puig Mania will have to take a night off.

According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, the young outfielder has been scratched from the Dodgers’ starting lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks due to soreness in his right shoulder. Puig was penciled in to hit cleanup for the third straight game but he took one round of pregame batting practice and then left the field with a trainer.

Alex Castellanos will start in right field against Arizona lefty Patrick Corbin, who is 9-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 81 2/3 innings this season. Puig is available to run and can maybe pinch-hit, so he should be allowed to return to action on Friday night after Thursday’s scheduled team off day.

The 22-year-old Cuban defector has batted .471/.500/.882 with four home runs and 10 RBI over his first nine major league games. He was plunked in the nose by an Ian Kennedy pitch on Tuesday night and was loosely involved in the benches-clearing brawl that happened one inning later.

  1. 13yrsmlbvet - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Another Dodger hurt? Wtf?

    • captainwisdom8888 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      there is no way he can be suspended. he was beaned in the face. if anyone was allowed to stand up for themselves during the bench clearing brawl it is puig

  2. duckthefodgers - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    I wonder how that happened?

    • jerze2387 - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      I think Eric Hinske hit Puig in the arm with his back. Cheap shot, hinske, cheap shot

      • jerze2387 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:20 AM

        (sarcasm, btw. guessing the thumbs down are puig fans?)

  3. 13arod - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    got the shoulder pain from the fight

  4. ndnut - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    His freakin FACE has to be even more sore.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Jun 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    The nose bone’s connected to the….shoulder bone.

  6. packmaneffsanfran - Jun 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Dodgers need to get these injuries wrapped up quick! I forgot what our real team looks like these days.

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