- Dec 16, 2010
Let's start it all off with a Yasiel Puig story:
So before the latest controversy with Puig had a chance to mushroom, manager Don Mattingly called a team meeting Tuesday to clear the air, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
A source described Puig as "very open" during the meeting and receptive to what was said.
The latest issue with Puig came in the Dodgers' two-game opening series in Australia, where Puig had two baserunning blunders in Sunday's 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, then left the game in the bottom of the ninth inning after striking out in the top of the frame.
Before that game, Mattingly had said Puig "grabs something every time he takes a swing and misses."
When asked afterward why Puig departed, an apparently frustrated Mattingly said, "I guess his back. Shoulder yesterday, back today. So I'm not sure if they're going to get tests on him or get him to the MRI Monday or a bone scan on Tuesday, maybe. I'm not quite sure what we'll do. We may not do anything. I'm not sure."