"When he attacks the ball he gets a little too rotational and it affects his defense and offense," Roberts said. "We're going to try and make the most of it."
Roberts said he expects Puig to rejoin the team the following Monday or Tuesday.
"Obviously when he comes back, he's going to play," Roberts said. "His defense is the most consistent."
Trayce Thompson, the younger brother of the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, will likely continue to play. He entered Friday hitting .271 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs.
"We'll keep running Trayce out there," Roberts said. "He's played himself into a situation where he needs to be in every day."
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Dodgers on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.