Sept 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was left out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants because of a sore hip.
Puig, who is hitting .339 with 16 home runs, becomes part of a growing list of injured Dodgers players.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was not certain when Puig would return.
"I'm thinking somewhere between seven and 10 days for him, hopefully, maybe two or three weeks, I don't know," Mattingly said, according to ESPN.com. "Or, it could be tomorrow. I'm not sure."
Puig has been bothered by hip problems periodically over the past few weeks.
- - -
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto is scheduled to come off the disabled list and start Monday's game against the Houston Astros.
Cueto last pitched on June 28 before going on the DL for the third time this season with a right lat muscle strain.
Cueto is 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA in nine starts this season.
- - -
Oakland A's pitcher Jarrod Parker and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes were scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers because of ailments.
Parker was scheduled to start, but could not pitch because of an illness, according to MLB.com. Tommy Milone, who had been moved to the bullpen in late August, got the start in Parker's place.
Parker, who is 11-5 with a 3.55 ERA, is expected to return for his next start.
Cespedes was left out of the lineup because of soreness in his right shoulder, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
- - -
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, 40, is set to retire at the end of the season, the team announced. (Editing by Gene Cherry)