Yasiel Puig leaves game with hip muscle strain

Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday's game, but his injury doesn't sound serious.
Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday's game, but his injury doesn't sound serious. (USATSI)

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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was forced to leave Friday night's game in San Diego after four at-bats. He was replaced by Scott Van Slyke and the Dodgers later announced that Puig was pulled due to a mild left hip muscle strain.

No word was given as to a status, but given the word "mild" in there, we can probably safely assume Puig is day to day and might even play Saturday.

Puig went 1-for-4 with two RBI and is hitting .324/.413/.544 on the season.

If Puig does miss any time, the Dodgers can go with Van Slyke in right field alongside Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp in the outfield.

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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 six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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