Dodgers' Puig recovering from staph infection

Updated: October 9, 2012, 10:10 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Outfielder Yasiel Puig, who signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers this summer, is recovering from a staph infection in the back of his right elbow.

The team said Tuesday that the Cuban slugger is expected to make a full recovery in three to five weeks.

The infection, which is non-MRSA, involved the bursa of Puig's elbow and didn't invade the elbow joint. He initially was treated with oral antibiotics, which didn't work, the team said. ...

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