UPDATE: According to Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA, Puig was hit in the neck/throat area and left as a precaution. He’s expected to be fine.
11:44 p.m. ET: Scary moment in Thursday’s exhibition game between the Dodgers and Angels, as Yasiel Puig was forced to exit in the top of the fifth inning after colliding with teammate Howie Kendrick.
Both players were going after a pop-up in shallow right field and Puig appeared to take an elbow/forearm to the face from Kendrick as they crossed paths. Puig was down for a couple of minutes before walking off the field with a trainer. Chris Heisey replaced him in right field.
Hopefully his exit was precautionary, but we’ll pass along an update when it’s made available.
Here’s video of the collision between Puig and Kendrick: