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Angels manager Mike Scioscia is the latest to say that Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig is not yet deserving of an All-Star selection.
While acknowledging the talent of the 22-year-old the former big league cat catcher stated that he believed Puig’s stint in the majors was not long enough to deserve selection to the mid-summer classic.
“I think he needs to go a little farther to earn it,” Scioscia said.
“If he’s not an All-Star this year, he’s going to be an All-Star for years to come,” Scioscia said of Puig. “But I do think you have to play enough to earn a spot on the All-Star team.”
“I don’t think MLB will discount what he’s done, even though it’s a limited number of at-bats,” Scioscia said, via SI.com. “There’s a pull to bring the best players to the game, because of the bearing it has on home-field advantage in the World Series. That’s going to give him a deeper look than maybe it would have been in any other situation.”
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Rookie Yasiel Puig has left the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against Colorado after four innings.
He started in right field and was hitless in two at-bats on Friday night. Puig's left hip has bothered him since he ran into the wall making a catch at Colorado on July 3.
Before the game, manager Don Mattingly had said Puig was experiencing soreness, but he started anyway.
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