Yasiel Puig left an exhibition game in the fifth inning on Thursday night after a collision with teammate Howie Kendrick in shallow right field.
Puig and Kendrick both went after a popup. Kendrick, playing second base, peeled off when he heard Puig call for the ball at the last instant -- but could not avoid hitting him.
Kendrick's left elbow appeared to land on Puig's cheek and throat area as he sprinted in for the ball. Puig immediately fell to the grass, and put both his hands over his face and head.
"There hasn't been any trouble out there all spring. It was just one of those things," Don Mattingly said. "I don't know if Yasiel didn't think he could call it early enough. I mean, you can't call for it until you know you've got it, so everybody keeps coming until the end. And obviously with him calling it late, Howie's going to keep going and he's going to have trouble stopping."
Mattingly said he was glad everyone was OK.