Yasiel Puig limited with sore shoulder

Updated: February 14, 2014, 2:33 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers have cut down on Yasiel Puig's throwing program after the outfielder said he experienced soreness in his right shoulder after his earlier workouts.

Friday was the Dodgers' first official full-squad workout, but Puig has been in camp all week working out with some teammates.

Manager Don Mattingly said trainers haven't expressed concern about the inflammation being the result of a meaningful injury.

"With Yasiel, it usually goes full speed and we'd like to try to build it up instead of seeing if he can throw it from the wall to the plate the first day. Maybe the second," Mattingly joked. "Just trying to hold it up and build it up like everybody else."

Mattingly acknowledged that Puig sometimes put extra stress on his arm last season attempting long throws with little chance of success, but he said he won't urge him to play more conservatively in an effort to keep his arm healthy.

"We'll talk with everyone over the course of the spring about the fundamentals of playing and what we want to do with the baseball and the reasons why," Mattingly said.

Mark Saxon

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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