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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gets a day off to rest his legs

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gets a day off to rest his legs

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts elected to rest right fielder Yasiel Puig in Thursday’s series finale against Arizona. Roberts cited some minor ailments in Puig’s legs as the impetus for his decision.

Roberts said Puig is nursing soreness within his hamstring and around his knee. This latest iteration of hamstring soreness originated in Tuesday’s fifth inning, when Puig sprinted to beat out an infield single. Roberts thought the knee issue stemmed from a play Puig made to steal a home run in the next inning.

“With his leg history, just want to stay ahead of it,” Roberts said before Thursday’s game. “Maintenance. You saw him run last night,...

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