Mattingly concerned about Puig saga

Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The Magazine story detailing its five-month investigation, Puig has received death threats...
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Yasiel Puig to get MRI on Thumb, out of Dodgers’ lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was not in the lineup on Sunday because he was getting an MRI on his injured left thumb after X-rays came up negative. “It was pretty swollen this morning when he came in,” manager Don Mattingly said. “We’ll see. I don’t think we expect it to be anything major.” Puig jammed his thumb sliding headfirst into first base on an infield...
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12 days ago  |  1 Comment

Mattingly on Puig's tardiness: 'It happens, we move on'

If you thought the Los Angeles Dodgers were going to make a big deal out of Yasiel Puig arriving late to opening day then you couldn't have been more wrong. The same responses were shared throughout the locker room and post-game conferences when teammates and Coach Don Mattingly simply said, "It happens."After the game Friday, Mattingly didn't seem pressured to...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants @ Dodgers April 5, 2014: Heart You, Don Mattingly

If you go back through the old MSTI archives, I’m pretty sure that I was begging the Dodgers to bench Andre Ethier against lefties since at least 2009 — maybe 2008. Either way, it’s been at least five years, and it just… never… happened. He was regularly in the lineup against lefties, and year after year he proved that he just could not hit them. In nearly 1,300 plate appearances...
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Dodgers bench Yasiel Puig for tardiness

The Los Angeles Dodgers benched Yasiel Puig for Friday’s home opener against the San Francisco Giants because he showed up late for batting practice. Puig wasn’t present at the Dodgers batting practice until about halfway through the session. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly’s original lineup was Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Puig from left field to right. Matt Kemp was...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig benched by Dodgers for showing up late

Not for the first time and given his history, likely not the last, Yasiel Puig has been benched by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly for showing up late to the ballpark. Puig reportedly showed up late for batting practice ahead of Friday afternoon’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Things have not gone very […] The post Yasiel Puig reportedly benched by Dodgers...
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D-backs, Dodgers downplay rivalry tensions

SYDNEY -- Suspensions to eight players and a controversial swimming pool incident following last season's NL West clincher helped expand a growing rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he doesn't expect any serious animosity to carry over from last year when the teams meet in a season-opening, two-game series...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mattingly Offers Minor Clues to Australia Roster

Who will be on the Dodger flight to Australia on Sunday? Don Mattingly said this morning that “we’ve pretty much made that decision,” but isn’t prepared to divulge it yet, and likely won’t until the end of the weekend. Paul Maholm will, along with fellow starters Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu, but whether Dan Haren will remains to be seen. We can say with good confidence...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mattingly thinks Cardinals were relaying signs during playoffs

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly feels like there is evidence that the St. Louis Cardinals were stealing signs during the 2013 National League Championship Series.  In particular, the puzzling rough outing by Clayton Kershaw in the decisive Game 6 in St. Louis.  According to Mark Saxon of The Dodgers went into that series highly cognizant of the Cardinals’...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned Colletti sitting beside...
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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