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Yasiel Puig hits his first home run of spring, is living up to expectations
Yasiel Puig hits his first home run of spring, is living up to expectations

Shortly after reporting to spring training, Yasiel Puig said he wanted to be the Kobe Bryant or LeBron James of baseball. For the first two-plus weeks of camp, Puig's effort has reflected his ambition. "He's backing that up with his work," Manager Don Mattingly said. "He's been great in camp." Puig belted his first home run of the exhibition season Monday, sending a fourth-inning pitch from Ryan Vogelsong over the left-field wall at Scottsdale Stadium in the Dodgers' 5-5 tie with the San Francisco Giants. "I'm picking up rhythm little by little," Puig said in Spanish. "I'm pleased with the work I'm doing. I'm...

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