Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig leaves game with bruised foot

This foul ball helped send Yasiel Puig to the showers early Friday.
This foul ball helped send Yasiel Puig to the showers early Friday. (USATSI)

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Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday night's game with a bruised left foot, the Dodgers announced. This came after two foul balls off the foot.

It should be noted, however, that Puig left in the fifth inning of a 10-0 (at the time) Dodgers lead in a meaningless game, as the Dodgers are locked into the third seed in the NL playoffs. He was hobbling a bit, yes, but that tends to happen immediately after taking a blow to the foot.

So, for now, let's just expect this to end up a precautionary move.

Puig, 22, is hitting .322/.393/.538 with 21 doubles, 19 homers, 42 RBI, 66 runs and 11 steals in 102 games this year.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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