Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left the team's game against the Colorado Rockies after the completion of the fourth inning. The team announced the outfielder was removed for precautionary reasons related to his left hip.
Puig's exit marks the second consecutive game in which he left early. On Thursday, Puig left the game after the seventh inning with a hip injury.
On Friday, Puig did not attempt to run out a routine ground ball in the bottom of the third inning. He took his spot in right field in the top of the fourth but wasn't involved in any plays. It is unclear whether or not Puig re-injured his hip at some point during the game. He was replaced in right field by Scott Van Slyke.
Puig went 0-for-2 with a pair of ground outs in two plate appearances on Friday, lowering his season batting line to .392/.424/.622. He is 10-for-39 at the plate since a hard collision with the right field wall in a game against the Rockies at Coors Field on July 3.