Dodgers OF Puig sidelined by right knee strainthe associated press | September 04,2013DENVER — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is out of the starting lineup a day after he aggravated a right knee strain.
Puig was slated to take batting practice before Tuesday night’s game at Colorado, but manager Don Mattingly said the Cuban slugger probably will not play against the Rockies.
“I’m not going to run him out there till he’s ready, `til he’s feeling he’s going to be able to play full speed because he’s not really a guy that plays half speed very well,” Mattingly said. “Once he gets out there and feels like he can turn it loose, then we’ll turn him loose.”
Puig is batting .351 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 80 games in his first season in the majors. He remains day to day.
Also Tuesday, outfielder Matt Kemp, who has been on the disabled list since July 22 with a left ankle sprain, traveled to the Dodgers’ complex in Arizona to get in some concentrated hitting work in a series of simulated games over the next several days.
Mattingly said the Dodgers are pleased with where Kemp is physically. He just needs to work on his timing at the plate.
“The ankle seems to be holding up fine, everything seems to be holding up fine,” Mattingly said. “He hasn’t had any problem with his shoulder or anything else, so health-wise we feel good. It’s just trying to help him get his timing.”
Kemp has spent time on the disabled list on two other occasions this season because of a left shoulder injury and right hamstring strain.MORE IN Wire SportsFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1776, as Nathan Hale is hanged by British military authorities for spying, he utters his famous last words — or does he? In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempts to kill President Gerald R. Ford in San Francisco.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Patrick McArdle reports and the theft of an $89,000 shotgun, police release a video of the Monday Castleton robbery, O'Gorman reports a lawsuit by a local man claiming his vehicle unlawfully seized, police leave him in cold.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England, is denied re-entry into the United States by U.S. attorney general.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Dutch father of microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the existence of one-celled organisms; in 1967, The Doors are booked to play the Ed Sullivan show; in 1858, freedom fighter Dred Scott dies on this day in St. Louis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: No money this year for western rail project, Lola Aiken memorialized in Montpelier, Supreme Court Castleton murder suspect will remain in jail, Shaftbury man fires shots from his AK-47 into neighbor's home.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev arrives in U.S. for historic 13-day visit; in 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign nuclear reduction agreement.