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Dodgers' Puig has mild hamstring strain, should avoid DL

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is looked at by a trainer in the eighth inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. Puig left the game after the play. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is looked at by a trainer in the eighth inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. Puig left the game after the play. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig had an MRI exam on his injured right hamstring Wednesday that shows a mild strain, and the medical staff doesn't expect him to need a stint on the disabled list.

Puig is sitting out the Wednesday afternoon interleague finale against the Oakland Athletics and with Thursday's off day will have two full days of rest. The hope is he will test out his leg Friday at Houston and play sometime during the weekend series against the Astros.

Puig says he is feeling better after leaving Tuesday night's 5-4, 10-inning loss after reaching on an infield single in the eighth.

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Manager Don Mattingly says using Puig as a designated hitter at Houston could be an option, saying: ''Pretty good news today. Yasiel looks good.''