Yasiel Puig sidelined by knee strain

Updated: September 3, 2013, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is out of the starting lineup a day after he aggravated a right knee strain.

Puig was slated to take batting practice before Tuesday night's game at Colorado, but manager Don Mattingly says the Cuban slugger probably will not play against the Rockies.

Mattingly says he's not going to use Puig until he's ready.

Puig is batting .351 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 80 games in his first season in the majors.

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