Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie sensation who is the talk of baseball, left Wednesday's game shortly after running into the outfield fence.
The right fielder raced back to the wall to make an awkward-looking catch of a Nolan Arenado fly ball in the fifth inning of the Dodgers' game against the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field. Puig fell to the ground clutching his left thigh.
He was tended to by a trainer and initially remained in the game.
Puig hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, giving the Dodgers a 7-5 lead, then was removed as part of a double switch in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Puig, 22, went 1-for-3 on the night, dropping his average to .440 through 28 major league games. He has eight homers, 18 RBIs, a .466 on-base percentage and a .743 slugging percentage.
Upon Puig's exit, Andre Ethier moved from left field to right field, with Skip Schumaker taking over in left field.
After a stellar first month in the majors, Puig is getting mentioned as a possible All-Star. However, the National League All-Star manager, Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants, said recently that he wasn't giving Puig much consideration, and even Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he thought it would be difficult to make Puig an All-Star after just six weeks in the majors.
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said putting Puig on the NL All-Star team would be "an absolute joke."