Don Mattingly has released his lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Pirates, and Yasiel Puig is not in it.
Which is exactly as it should be.
Puig is having a disappointing season thus far, and has particularly struggled the last month, batting .171 with .229 on-base and .329 slugging percentages.
Mattingly has shown an increased willingness to sit Puig this season. This is the third time in seven games Puig has been on the bench to start a game.
I get that Mattingly has his critics, but this is the correct move. The season is down to its last eight weeks and if a player is not producing, he should not be receiving consistent playing time....