Yasiel Puig's hamstring still shown in MRI to have strain

ByMark Saxon ESPN logo
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers say an MRI to Yasiel Puig's left hamstring didn't show anything particularly alarming, but they are shutting down his rehab assignment for the time being.

Puig pulled up while running to first base during a rehab assignment game for Class A Rancho Cucamonga Friday night. He has been out since April 24 with tightness in the muscle.

Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday it would be at least two days before Puig gets into any baseball activities and another rehab assignment seems to be at least a week away.

"I don't know about it starting all the way over," Mattingly said. "It wasn't necessarily good news, but I don't feel we're starting all the way over. The MRI shows a strain, and we already knew there was one."

Puig was eligible to return Sunday and, before the setback, the Dodgers were hopeful he would return before Monday night's game against the Miami Marlins.

The Dodgers have held the line without a lot of key injured players, including Puig and Carl Crawford and pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Joel Peralta.

The Dodgers are 10-4 since Puig injured his hamstring.