Yasiel Puig's sore thigh holds him out again

February, 21, 2014
Feb 21
8:53
AM PT
Yasiel Puig spent his morning heaving a 30-pound medicine ball against a concrete wall. Over, and over, and over.

Puig's baseball work was curtailed for a second day Friday morning due to inflammation above his right knee. He is expected back on the field soon, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, but even small injuries are worth monitoring this spring with the short schedule.

The Dodgers board a plane for Australia, where they open their season -- three weeks from Sunday.

Pitcher Paul Maholm, who has had a sore left elbow, is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Saturday. The Dodgers signed Maholm shortly after they arrived in Arizona as insurance in case Josh Beckett re-injures his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Yasiel Puig
BA HR RBI R
.312 13 59 69
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Gonzalez 17
RBIA. Gonzalez 83
RY. Puig 69
OPSY. Puig .905
WC. Kershaw 14
ERAC. Kershaw 1.86
SOC. Kershaw 174