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Yasiel Puig benched for being late

Updated: April 5, 2014, 2:00 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup for Friday's home-opening 8-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants because he showed up late for batting practice.

Afterward, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he didn't think the infraction was "that big a deal," but some of Puig's teammates indicated the late arrivals -- this was Puig's second benching for such an incident -- need to stop.

Puig said he didn't oversleep, but rather simply didn't know the ...

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