Puig leaves rehab game early after apparently aggravating hamstring
Yasiel Puig appeared to be working his way back from a hamstring injury but has apparently suffered a setback.
During a minor league rehab game on Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder pulled up while running to first base in the fifth inning, grabbing the same left hamstring that landed him on the disabled list. He immediately picked up his equipment and left the game, according to the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
Puig, who is eligible to return from the disabled list Sunday, homered in his first at-bat Friday and was scheduled to play six or seven innings. This could push back his return date, which Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had said would be Monday at the earliest.
Puig ran hard 3/4 way to 1B and pulled up. He immediately grabbed his gear and headed to the visitor's clubhouse. pic.twitter.com/YTytQR8jdC— ThinkBlueLA (@Think_BlueLA) May 9, 2015