The Los Angeles Dodgers scratched rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's starting lineup with a right shoulder strain, relayed from the team by Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. Puig is listed as day-to-day.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register that Puig felt "a little sore" following the team's brawl on Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mattingly penciled in Puig to start in right field and hit cleanup Wednesday, but the injury flared up before the game. The rookie "took five swings of batting practice, walked off field, threw his bats and helmet in dugout, then walked to clubhouse with trainers," reported Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News.
The Dodgers would hate to see Puig miss an extended amount of playing time, as the team has already placed 15 different players on the disabled list for a total of 20 different stints, per Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Puig has looked impressive at the plate, hitting .471/.500/.882 in his first 36 career plate appearances.