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Dodgers Injuries: Puig Held Out, Ryu's Arm Checked

The Dodgers have been relatively healthy in the early going this season



    Yasiel Puig was held out Monday as the Los Angeles Dodgers opened a three-game series against the Washington Nationals.

    In Sunday’s series finale in Miami, Puig took a ball to the face and slammed in the wall attempting to catch the game-winning double hit by Jeff Baker. Puig walked off the field under his own power, and results of a concussion test after the game came back negative.

    Puig also passed the same concussion test Monday, according to USA Today, and he was given some much needed rest (see photo below).

    The team says he is day-to-day. Puig will likely be back in the lineup sooner rather than later because his bat is sorely needed. He's batting .445 with five doubles and seven RBIs on his current six-game hitting streak.

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    Meanwhile, the Dodgers got some good news on left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.

    He flew back to Los Angeles Sunday to get his ailing throwing shoulder examined, but he was not given an MRI, he won’t need surgery, and manager Don Mattingly said Ryu will start throwing again Tuesday, according to the LA Times.

    Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder after complaining of discomfort after his last outing April 27 against Colorado.  

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