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Yasiel Puig “not really” under consideration for a roster spot

Mar 15, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

Yasiel Puig

So sayeth Don Mattingly to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times:

Asked whether Puig was under consideration for the Dodgers’ opening-day roster, Manager Don Mattingly replied, “Not really, in my mind. If we’re going to be realistic about it, it’s probably not best for him.”

Which, on one level, is something of a bummer because Puig can hit the ball a country mile and that’s always fun. But probably sensible inmasuch as he looks like he might strike out a gabillion times given how eager he is to offer at stuff out of the strike zone.

You’ll see him. He’s too crazy-good an athlete not to play in the bigs sooner rather than later. But it sounds like Don Mattingly and the Dodgers want him to get some seasoning first.


  1. unclemosesgreen - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    I think there’s a lot of Wily Mo Pena in him. Maybe literally, from the looks of him.

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      Hahaha! Yeah…this qualifies as almost having a “Wily Mo” sighting for sure.

  2. ramrene - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Can you say “bye-bye” Andre Ethier?

  3. markovellidadon - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Lets hope he’s not Raul Mondesi 2.0. Great potential but couldn’t draw a walk to save his life.

  4. foreverchipper10 - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Could his hat be any smaller? It looks like one of the cups you get filled with ice cream at a game.

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