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Puig sits out after being hit on hand

Yasiel Puig clutches his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Saturday’s game.

Associated Press

Yasiel Puig clutches his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Saturday’s game.

ST. LOUIS — RF Yasiel Puig was not in the Dodgers' starting lineup against the Cardinals on Sunday, one day after getting hit on his left hand by a pitch.

Manager Don Mattingly said team medical staff had advised "no baseball stuff," and a second round of X-rays would be taken today in Pittsburgh.

"It's okay," Mattingly said. "It's still sore and I think a little bit swollen and obviously we're going to be cautious at this point."

Puig was struck on the hand by a pitch from Joe Kelly in the third inning Saturday. Matt Kemp pinch-hit for Puig in the eighth inning of the 4-2 loss to St. Louis.

Andre Ethier started in rightfield and batted fifth Sunday night.

LF Matt Holliday was in the St. Louis lineup, batting third, a day after he was shaken up while diving back into second base on a pickoff attempt in the first inning. He was taken out for a pinch-hitter in the fifth as a precaution.

ASTROS: Rookie OF George Springer did not play because of soreness in his right quad and right knee.

GIANTS: 1B Brandon Belt went on the seven-day concussion disabled list a day after being struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice.

INDIANS: RHP Danny Salazar, who was demoted to Triple-A Columbus after posting a 5.53 ERA in his first eight starts, will be called up to start Tuesday night.

MARINERS: All-Star 2B Robinson Cano was scratched because of tightness and soreness in his hamstring.

ROCKIES: SS Troy Tulowitzki was out of the lineup a day after hurting a leg. The All-Star, who leads the NL in Wins Above Replacement, suffered a cramp in the tensor fascia latae of his left thigh and is day to day.

ROYALS: C Salvador Perez was scratched with a strained right groin.

Puig sits out after being hit on hand 07/20/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:40pm]
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