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Yasiel Puig out of Dodgers lineup because of sore hand
Yasiel Puig out of Dodgers lineup because of sore hand

His left hand struck by a pitch the previous day, Yasiel Puig won’t play Sunday in the Dodgers series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. “He’s still sore and a little bit swollen,” Manager Don Mattingly said. Preliminary X-rays on Puig’s hand were negative. Puig will undergo another X-ray exam Monday in Pittsburgh, where the Dodgers open a three-game series against the Pirates. “We’ll obviously be cautious at this point,” Mattingly said. With Puig unavailable, the Dodgers will start Andre Ethier in right field, Scott Van Slyke in center field and Matt Kemp in left field. Mattingly said he didn’t consider starting Kemp in...

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