Dodgers’ Puig limited with shoulder inflammation

Yasiel Puig's balky shoulder is back.

Yasiel Puig's bulky shoulder is back. (USATSI)


The Dodgers aren't even set to have their first full-squad workout till Friday, but position gamers have been working out on a non-reflex basis. And right fielder Yasiel Puig is already affected a bit.Puig is on a limited tossing program due to inflammation in his right shoulder – the same one that bothered Puig at times last season.

Via MLB. com:Manager Don Mattingly said Puig apparently overthrew his first day within camp and the club feels it is the same problem that he played through last year. -snip-


After taking batting exercise, Puig played catch thurs under the watch of instructor Stan Conte."We don't think it's severe, but we need to find out, inch Mattingly said, calling Puig's reduced throwing "precautionary. inch The 23-year-old Puig took the little league by force last 06 and ended up finishing 2nd in NL Rookie of the Year voting to Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez. Puig hit319/. 391/. 534 (160 OPS+) with 21 increases, 19 homers and eleven stolen bases in 104 games for the NL western champion Dodgers.


Sure, it's a bit bothersome that the same shoulder problem has surfaced for Puig, but it's Feb. thirteen. No need to overreact just yet. Read The Original Article

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