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Puig in lineup for Dodgers day after hitting wall

Thursday - 7/4/2013, 6:47pm  ET

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) is checked by center fielder Matt Kemp after being injured when making a catch against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Puig remained through the fifth inning but was then pulled. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is in the lineup a day after leaving the game early with a bruised hip after crashing into the wall.

The rookie sensation did some stretching and running in the outfield grass before he was penciled into the Dodgers' lineup for the game Thursday night against the Colorado Rockies.

Puig jumped up to rob Nolan Arenado of a hit in the fifth on Wednesday, only to smack his left hip on a padded column below the scoreboard in right field. Puig stayed down on the warning track for several minutes, before jogging around the outfield. He remained in the game, but was taken out as a precaution the next inning.

The entertaining and electric 22-year-old is hitting .440 with eight homers.


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