Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a contusion near the base of his left thumb after making a diving catch in a 3-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field Saturday.
The catch robbed shortstop Starlin Castro of a hit during the bottom of the seventh inning, but Puig’s glove landed hard on the ground.
Puig was kept in the game before being removed for the bottom of the eighth inning.
Wearing a soft wrist brace, he later downplayed the severity of the injury.
No X-rays were taken and the swelling “isn’t much,” said Pug.
He suffered a similar injury to the same spot while playing earlier this year at Double-A Chattanooga. It caused him to miss 10 games, but the current injury is not as bad.
“I’ll see how I feel before [Sunday's] game, take some swings, decide then,” Puig said about playing Sunday.
Manager Don Mattingly also believed the injury was not serious.