LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the same injury that sidelined him earlier in the season.
The outfielder injured himself in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 1-0 win at Cincinnati. Puig had hit safely in his last 10 games before getting hurt. He was hitting .256 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 77 games.
Puig sat out the team’s game on Aug. 19 at Oakland with what was described as a “mild strain” of his right hamstring.
This time, the injury is “not very mild,” manager Don Mattingly said Friday.
“If we could wait four or five days, we’re not going to need the DL,” Mattingly said. “But we feel like it’s going to be more than 10 days, so we might as well put him on the DL.”
Puig was on the DL from April 26-June 6 with a left hamstring strain.
“It’ll be something he has to pay attention to throughout his career,” Mattingly said of Puig’s legs.
The NL West-leading Dodgers recalled infielder Jose Peraza from Triple-A Oklahoma City before opening a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium.
Peraza made his major league debut on Aug. 10 and appeared in two games with the Dodgers after being acquired from Atlanta as part of an eight-player trade on July 30.
He has hit .293 with 33 stolen bases, four homers and 42 RBIs in 118 combined games with Atlanta’s Triple-A Gwinett and Oklahoma City this season.
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