Healthy Yasiel Puig pulled early by Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly
Yasiel Puig made an early exit from the Dodgers’ game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon, even though he wasn’t injured.
According to a team representative, Puig’s fifth-inning exit was a manager’s decision, which is often a way of saying there was a disciplinary issue.
Puig failed to slide in an attempt to break up a double play in the first inning. He slammed his bat after striking out in the third inning.
Puig made a couple of nonchalant one-handed catches in right field in the fourth inning, though he has been catching the ball in that manner all season.
Skip Schumaker was a defensive replacement for Puig in the top of the fifth inning, when the Dodgers rallied for two runs to increase their lead to 4-0.
Puig was 0 for 1 with a walk.
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