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Puig hurts hip on great catch, then injures foot

Dodgers right fielder suffers contusion after fouling ball off left ankle
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was held out of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader vs. the Giants with a left ankle contusion.

Puig, who slammed into a corner running down a foul ball in the bottom of the first inning of the first game, was removed after a second-inning at-bat in which he fouled a pitch off his left ankle. He was originally removed because of a sore left hip.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was held out of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader vs. the Giants with a left ankle contusion.

Puig, who slammed into a corner running down a foul ball in the bottom of the first inning of the first game, was removed after a second-inning at-bat in which he fouled a pitch off his left ankle. He was originally removed because of a sore left hip.

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"But the foot is of more concern," Roberts said after a 15-6 victory in the opener, before X-rays taken on Puig's ankle came back negative.

With the Dodgers ahead, 3-2, and Giants on first and third, Nick Hundley sliced a liner toward the foul pole. Puig sprinted to catch the ball and plowed into the wall, landing in a heap on the warning track but holding up his glove to show he held on to the ball.

Puig remained down momentarily and was attended to by an athletic trainer, but walked off the field back to the Dodgers dugout. He batted in the top of the second inning, fouling the first pitch off his foot, making an awkward swing and miss, then flying out to center field.

Roberts then removed Puig, putting first baseman Cody Bellinger in right field, moving third baseman Max Muncy to first base and bringing in Kyle Farmer to play third.

Regular left fielder Matt Kemp did not start Game 1 after leaving Friday night's game with a tight left quad. Kemp singled as a pinch-hitter in Game 1.

The Dodgers also recalled outfielder Alex Verdugo from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned left-hander Scott Alexander to Oklahoma City.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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