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Los Angeles Dodgers See Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon Leave Game Early

June 7th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
By Jimmy Reynolds

Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig, two of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ most productive players this season, left the game early against the Colorado Rockies with injury. Puig’s injury came while trying to break up a double play, apparently hurting his hip while sliding awkwardly. Gordon’s injury is a bit more unclear, and was described as “hip discomfort.”

'Yasiel Puig has good reason to be looking over his shoulder' photo (c) 2013, Ron Reiring - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Either player missing extended time could be potentially devastating to a ballclub in desperate need of a spark. The Dodgers have been noticeably more aggressive since Don Mattingly questioned the team’s chemistry and focus, but they certainly could not withstand the loss of two of their most dynamic players to injury.

Scott Van Slyke replaced Puig in the outfield, while Chone Figgins replaced Gordon at second. According to the team, both players are day-to-day.

 

Tags: Baseball, Chone Figgins, Dee Gordon, Don Mattingly, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Scott Van Slyke, Yasiel Puig

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