Posted February 13, 2014

Yasiel Puig battling shoulder inflammation, put on limited throwing program

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The Dodgers are taking precautions with Yasiel Puig's shoulder. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Dodgers are taking precautions with Yasiel Puig’s shoulder. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been put on a limited throwing program while he battles right-shoulder inflammation, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday.

Mattingly said that the team believes it is the same problem that bothered Puig last season. He said that Puig threw too much on the first day of spring training.

“We don’t think it’s serious, but we need to find out,” Mattingly said, according to MLB.com. He added that the move to the limited throwing program was only “precautionary.”

The 23-year-old Puig stormed onto the scene last season, finishing second in National League Rookie of the Year voting while batting .319 with 19 homers and 42 RBI. He also had 11 stolen bases for the NL West-champion Dodgers.

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8 comments
DODGERFAIL2013
DODGERFAIL2013

looking forward to watching puig play MLB like it's softball in 2014...  trying to stretch singles into doubles, intentionally missing the cutoff man and throwing home instead, acting like a little b1tch and running into the catcher when he's thrown out by a mile, etc.

suicide_squeeze
suicide_squeeze

It's nice to see the mentally ill are still allowed to participate here.


Puig is "breaking down already"? The Dodgers "will struggle to win 40 games"?


Mental illness is a horrible thing.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

OK, he had a shoulder issue last season, so on his FIRST day of spring training, he throws too much.  This is on the team as well as Speedy here...

oasis1994
oasis1994

I don't get why people love him.

He has talent, but he does not hit the cut off man, he is a bad base runner and a nut case.


DODGERFAIL2013
DODGERFAIL2013

said same crap about this guy last year.  guy will be broken down and washed up by age 27-28.


dodgers suck

The_truth_hurts
The_truth_hurts

LOL breaking down already? This guy is a joke. I hope he knows Japanese, he's outta here by years end. This team will struggle to win 40 games. Its pathetic if you think about it.