SAN FRANCISCO —
"I'm voting for Puig," Gonzalez said.
Told of what Gonzalez said, Puig responded in Spanish, "And I'm going to vote for him."
Puig, who played in only his 32nd major league game Sunday, sounded appreciative of the fan support he has gained in such a short period.
"It's been a month and a couple of days, and there's a chance I can be in the
Of those who say he hasn't played enough to merit All-Star consideration, Puig said, "If they vote me and I go, I'll be happy. If I don't go, I'll be equally happy. But that's up to the fans. Everyone has their opinion."
Gonzalez's view is that Puig should be in the game because fans want to see him.
Gonzalez acknowledged that if he hadn't ever played in an All-Star game, he might not be pushing for Puig.
"No, I would want to go," the four-time All-Star said. "That's why I want him to go."
Gonzalez said he found it strange that
"I thought that was weird," he said. "It makes it tough on the team. How do they promote one and not the other? If you put out a promotion for one, then you have to do another for the other one. I just told them, 'Do it all for Puig and we're in good shape.'"
Capuano to the bullpen
Chris Capuano will be dropped from the rotation to make room for
Nolasco is scheduled to make his first start with the
Capuano's move to the bullpen means rookie
"Really, it's taking all of your pieces and how do they fit," said Dodgers Manager
Of Capuano, Mattingly said, "It gives us another lefty, it gives us a guy that can be a long guy and has pitched out of the 'pen before."
This will be Capuano's second time in the bullpen this season. He was a reliever on opening day, when the Dodgers had a surplus of pitching.
Capuano is 2-6 with a 5.19 ERA in 12 starts. Consistency has been his problem. In his last two starts, Capuano pitched a combined eight innings and gave up 13 runs. In his two starts before that, he threw a combined 11 scoreless innings.
Matt Kemp sat out his second consecutive game because of irritation in the AC joint of his left shoulder, but Mattingly said he expects him back in the lineup Monday in Arizona.
"Everything I've heard, he's going to be ready to roll tomorrow," Mattingly said.