X-rays negative, Puig to test leg Saturday

X-rays negative, Puig to test leg Saturday

X-rays negative, Puig to test leg Saturday

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig twice fouled pitches off his left shin and was removed from Friday night's game against the Rockies after five innings at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he thinks Puig is OK, and the rookie's X-rays were clear of major injury.

Puig fouled pitches off his leg in the first and fifth innings, and did not appear to be moving well. The Dodgers training staff worked on Puig in the dugout between innings on more than one occasion.

"He hit that second one off the same spot," Mattingly said after the Dodgers won, 11-0. "I just wanted to get ice on that. He was standing in line at the end of the game, so I'm assuming he's good."

Mattingly said he'll wait to see how Puig responds on Saturday before determining if the outfielder could play.

"We're just going to see how his body feels tomorrow," the manager said. "I want him to play the last game [Sunday]."

Scott Van Slyke replaced Puig in right field in the top of the sixth with the Dodgers in front, 10-0.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.