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Yasiel Puig limited due to flare-up of shoulder inflammation

Feb 13, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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No need to freak out, Dodgers fans, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that outfielder Yasiel Puig is on a limited throwing program right now due to a “flare-up” of shoulder inflammation.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that the inflammation apparently arose after Puig “overthrew” on the first day of camp. It’s believed to be the same issue that he played through last season.

“We don’t think it’s serious, but we need to find out,” Mattingly said, calling Puig’s reduced throwing “precautionary.”

Puig took batting practice today and even played catch under the supervision of a team trainer, so it doesn’t sound like a major concern, but the Dodgers will take it easy with him in the early days of camp.

Puig, 23, hit .319/.391/.534 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI over 104 games as a rookie last season.

  1. ch0psuey - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Perhaps it is from the weight of carrying the Dodgers the 2nd half of 2013

    • cohnjusack - Feb 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Puig boasted an .853 2nd Half OPS, which ranked 3rd among 2nd Half Dodgers players (behind Ethier and Ramirez).

  2. nymets4ever - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Dude looks like an orc extra from a LOTR movie.

  3. kingkershaw - Feb 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    He didn’t carry all of the wight the second half of the season. He was a huge piece but far from the main contributor. Ramirez was the true monster in the middle of that lineup. Zach Greinke and Clayton Kershaw where the 2 best pitchers in the league at that time. Ryu, Crawford, A-Gon, and Andre helped too. Puig was a beast, no doubt, but it was more of a communitive effort more than people think.

  4. 4cornersfan - Feb 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    His Mercedes must be a stick shift. Trade it for an automatic and he will be OK.

  5. alwaysaharley33 - Feb 14, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    What he over threw? missed a cut off? He’ll be ok? Keep em guessing Yasil…..(209) Dodger fan

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