Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig to have MRI on injured thumb, out indefinitely?

In what has been a tough opening week for Dodgers news, things got a little bit tougher last night in regard to Los Angeles Dodgers superstar outfield Yasiel Puig.

According to Ramona Shelburne of, Yasiel Puig was taken out of Sunday's starting lineup as the team waits for results of an MRI on his injured left thumb.

Puig injured his thumb sliding into first base headfirst on an infield single in Saturday's contest against the San Francisco Giants, jamming his thumb into the bag.

Doctors conducted X-rays on Puig's thumb overnight, but after the thumb swelled dramatically, the Dodgers made the decision to order an MRI.

"I don't know if it's going to end up being something bigger than what we think, but it's definitely sore," Mattingly stated prior to Sunday night's game against the Giants. "Probably if it was a different time of year he'd say, 'I can play."

Yasiel Puig is currently hitting .250 on the young season, with one home run and four RBIs.

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