Yasiel Puig is out with a knee strain

9/4/13 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Sept 2, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 10-8. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Dodgers have benched Yasiel Puig with a right knee strain, which was re-aggravated in Monday night's game.

As usual, Don Mattingly is looking out for the slugger after a string of injuries has plagued his outfield this season. The manager said that Puig wouldn’t return to the lineup until he’s completely better.

On the bright side, Mattingly won’t have as tough of a decision with who to bench once Matt Kemp makes his way back into the rotation, if Puig is out for an extended period of time. Chances are that if all four outfielders are healthy, Puig will be one of those who are still playing.

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