LOS ANGELES — Yasiel Puig is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup against San Francisco because of left hip soreness.
Manager Don Mattingly joked on Sunday that Puig could miss anywhere from “a day or two weeks” before saying that the rookie outfielder doesn’t need an MRI.
“It doesn’t seem that serious,” Mattingly said before the series finale against the Giants. “Just trying to give myself a big window.”
The NL West leaders open a 10-day trip to Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco on Monday before concluding the regular season with three games at home against Colorado.
Puig is hitting .339 with 16 home runs and 37 RBIs in 90 games.
Other players are nursing aches and pains. Outfielder Carl Crawford got Sunday off because of back tightness, while Andre Ethier also was off with a sore ankle. Infielder Hanley Ramirez had two cortisone injections in his lower back Friday as a result of discomfort in his left hamstring.
Matt Kemp will join the Dodgers in Arizona on Monday, when he could be activated. He has been in Glendale, Ariz., rehabbing a sprained ankle, and hasn’t played since July 21.