Originally penciled in as the Dodgers’ No. 2 hitter for today’s home opener against the Giants, Puig was instead removed from the lineup after he showed up late to the park. Matt Kemp, recently activated off the disabled list, will take his spot in the order.
According to the Los Angeles Times‘ Dylan Hernandez, Puig thought he was supposed to be at the park at 10 AM PT, when he was actually supposed to be there in time for a stretch at 9:40 AM.
It’s yet another flashpoint in the ongoing saga of Puig, who came under fire from the season’s very outset.
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