LOS ANGELES -- Rookie Yasiel Puig left the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday after four innings due to precautionary reasons stemming from a left hip injury suffered last week.
Puig started in right field and was hitless in two at-bats. He was replaced by Scott Van Slyke in the top of the fifth.
Puig's left hip has bothered him since he ran into the wall making a catch at Colorado on July 3. He also had to leave Thursday's game early because of the injury.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called Puig day to day, saying the injury was no worse than it was after Thursday's game. Puig took batting practice before Friday's game and told the Dodgers he could play.
"He just thought he could go and we talked with our medical people before the game," Mattingly said. "Obviously, it just wasn't good enough for the game."
Information from ESPNLosAngeles.com's Mark Saxon and The Associated Press was used in this report.