LOS ANGELES Major League Baseball held off issuing the expected fines and suspensions following Tuesday nights Dodgers-Arizona Diamondbacks melee, but its doubtful that any sort of discipline is going to quiet the bad feelings.
And for at least one game, the brawl apparently is costing the Dodgers their rookie sensation, Yasiel Puig, who was scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday night.
Puig was nicked on the nose by a fastball thrown by Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy, but he was sidelined because of a strained right shoulder, perhaps the result of the fight that broke out in the seventh inning.
Puig threw several punches before he was pulled away by teammates. Manager Don Mattingly said the right fielder was a little sore, although he said he was unsure what it was from. Puig took several swings in the batting cage before the game but left early and retreated to the clubhouse.
Puig is hitting .471 in his first nine games, but he pulled up running to first base in the second...