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Yasiel Puig understanding of Dodgers' decision to bench him for Game 4
Yasiel Puig understanding of Dodgers' decision to bench him for Game 4

Yasiel Puig said he understood why Manager Don Mattingly removed him from the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the Dodgers’ National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. “We have to win this game,” he said in Spanish. “I’m not working well on the field against St. Louis. I’ve played very poorly in this series.” Puig admitted his right ankle has been bothering him “for some time,” but downplayed the effect it had on his performance in this series. “I have a problem with my ankle, but I had to continue playing because we have to advance to the next round,” he said. Puig said he played through the...

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