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  1. Matt Kemp goes 0-for-5 in first rehab game

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

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    Matt Kemp began a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A last night, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout and two double plays to begin his comeback from shoulder and ankle injuries that have basically sidelined him since early July. Not exactly the results he was looking for in his return to game action, but Kemp downplayed any…

  2. The Teflon Torii Hunter

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

    I was reading Joel Sherman’s column today at the Post and I came across this bit: Torii Hunter has only enhanced his reputation as a clubhouse gem and clutch player this year — his three-run, walk-off homer yesterday carried Detroit over Oakland. Sherman mentions Hunter in furtherance of his months-old argument that the Yankees should have…

  3. Tony La Russa and Yasiel Puig played ping pong

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

    Tony La Russa

    I imagine there’s context to this and a reason for it and everything, but I feel like this pic of Tony La Russa and Yasiel Puig playing ping pong should sort of stand on its own: Tony La Russa and Yasiel Puig are playing ping pong together right now. The right way, obvs: —…

  4. HBT Daily: So you’re saying there’s a chance?

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    We’re talking about the Nats’ wild card possibilities here, as well as Marlon Byrd on the Buccos and whether or not Yasiel Puig is “a distraction.”

  5. The lesson to take away from Yasiel Puig’s benching

    Aug 29, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    As Ken Rosenthal notes in his excellent column on the matter this morning, Yasiel Puig‘s mid-game benching yesterday was the result of him not breaking up a double play when most players would, making some showy catches and for loafing it out to the field at the end of an inning.  Rosenthal also notes that…

  6. Yasiel Puig removed from today’s game for disciplinary reasons

    Aug 28, 2013, 4:47 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig was removed in the fifth inning of today’s Dodgers-Cubs game. He’s sitting on the bench, however, and is not having an injury tended to. It appears, actually, that he’s being disciplined for something: Steiner: Puig removed due to manager’s discretion. No injury. so it’s Obviously disciplinary — Anthony Jackson (@dodgerscribe) August 28, 2013…

  7. Yasiel Puig has done OK since the benching

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Remember last week when Bill Plaschke and Scott Miller freaked out about Don Mattingly not benching Yasiel Puig for longer than he did? About how this will lead to his ruination and how his benefits as a player could be outweighed by his attitude and on-field gaffes? Well, since the Puig benching he has hit…

  8. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

  9. Matt Kemp could begin rehab assignment this week

    Aug 25, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

    Kemp lunges while being forced out at home by Suzuki during the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp says his ankle is pain-free, meaning he could begin a rehab assignment this week, tweets Dylan Hernandez. It is the next step towards rejoining the Dodger lineup. Kemp injured his ankle sliding into home plate in the ninth inning against the Nationals on July 21. It was his first game after being activated…

  10. Jose Fernandez does it again: seven scoreless versus Rockies

    Aug 24, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    Jose Fernandez furthered his Rookie of the Year case Saturday, hurling seven scoreless innings versus the Rockies to improve to 10-5 on the season. A.J. Ramos and Steve Cishek finished the 3-0 shutout. Fernandez has overtaken Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran and Hyun-Jin Ryu over the last couple of months to head the rookie class of…

  11. Jerry Hairston Jr. says Dodgers veterans have talked to Yasiel Puig about fundamentals

    Aug 24, 2013, 5:49 PM EST

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    Yasiel Puig‘s fundamentals have been the topic du jour in the media recently, leading to some saying that he should be taught a lesson for his mistakes. Hyperbole aside, teammates are lending some advice to the Cuban phenom. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Jerry Hairston Jr. said that a number of veterans spoke to…

  12. Dodgers hope to discuss extension with Hanley Ramirez this offseason

    Aug 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

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    While Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers’ pitching staff deserve a lot of credit for the team’s incredible turnaround, Hanley Ramirez has been the team’s best hitter when healthy this season, batting .348 with 13 home runs and a 1.025 OPS through 63 games. And the Dodgers are prepared to reward him. According to Dylan Hernandez…

  13. Vin Scully is coming back in 2014

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Scully Rainbow

    You wake up each morning and act like going to work one more day will be the death of you and that you’ll never make it to 65. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a dude decides to come back for his 65th year at his job. Bill Shaikin reports that Vin Scully will be back in…

  14. Video: Rene Lachemann imparts some valuable life lessons

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Rene Lachemann AP

    Rockies first base coach Rene Lachemann was kind enough to give a baseball to a young fan earlier this week in Philadelphia. However, what he said to him will surely have a more lasting impact on his life. Pure unadulterated gold. We are all better people for having witnessed that. If some columnists could have…

  15. What we talk about when we talk about Yasiel Puig

    Aug 22, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

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    After reading one really, really bad Yasiel Puig column and one really, really good one this morning, I stopped to think about what really animates people about this guy. And I decided that, while it isn’t racism as we’ve come to think about it — I don’t for a second think that everyone who gets…

  16. Taking “Puig is the problem” hysteria to the next level

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

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    I thought Bill Plaschke was bad yesterday but CBS’s Scott Miller has outdone him in the “Yasiel Puig is an out-of-control monster who must be put in his place” rhetoric today. And really, he calls him a monster: Puig clearly has the talent to lead the Dodgers to an October title. And he clearly contains…

  17. Today’s Yasiel Puig hilarity: he’s apparently a “poor man’s Jeff Francoeur”

    Aug 22, 2013, 8:25 AM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Buzzfeed has waded knee-deep into derp: See, the thing about this is that while “hype in social media age” can, indeed, be tricky, baseball players are not properly assessed by their “hype in the social media age.” “Sharknado” got a lot of hype in the social media age too. No one has mistaken it for…

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:55 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 4, Rays 2: Chris Davis homers again. Number 46 on the year. He’s four short of the all-time Orioles record. He tied Rafael Palmiero for the most home homers in Orioles history with 25. Tommy Hunter got the save, as it does appear that Buck Showalter is gonna go with the hot hand now.…

  19. Jose Dariel Abreu establishing residency in Haiti

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:07 PM EST

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    Jesse Sanchez of has an update on Jose Dariel Abreu, the powerful first baseman who defected from his native Cuba earlier this month and is in the process of becoming an MLB free agent: Source: Jose Abreu is establishing residency in Haiti. There isn’t a open showcase scheduled yet & he’ll likely be an…

  20. Yasiel Puig is on time, back in the lineup

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

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    And people think Yasiel Puig was going to be emboldened in his bad behavior as a result of being allowed to play in last night’s game. But here he is, back at the clubhouse on time! The kid learned his lesson: — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 21, 2013   He’s also back in…

  21. Great Moments in Missing The Entire Point of Major League Baseball

    Aug 21, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    I first saw that Bill Plaschke column about the Dodgers benching Yasiel Puig I linked in this morning’s And That Happened last night right after it went up.  At the time the Dodgers game was still going on and the column was still basically “the Dodgers needed to bench Puig for his own good; good…

  22. And That Happened: Yasiel Puig’s benching edition

    Aug 21, 2013, 6:29 AM EST

    Dodgers right fielder Puig celebrates with teammates as manager Mattingly looks on after Puig hit an eighth inning game-winning home run against the Marlins during their MLB National League baseball game in Miami

    Dodgers 6, Marlins 4: Yasiel Puig was benched because of attitude issues and poor play but then was used as a pinch hitter and smacked the go-ahead homer. My thing on the benching itself: it’s Don Mattingly’s team and he knows it best and can do what he wants. What I really, really dislike, however,…

  23. Yasiel Puig comes off bench, hits go-ahead homer

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:50 PM EST

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    Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig was fined Tuesday afternoon for arriving late to Marlins Park and held out of the lineup for Tuesday’s game due to poor recent performance. But none of that could stop this train. Puig entered as a pinch-hitter Tuesday night in the top of the eighth inning with the score tied 4-4…

  24. Yasiel Puig fined Tuesday for arriving late to Marlins Park

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:22 PM EST

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    We can just go ahead and do this in tweet form. Here’s Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times: Yasiel Puig last #Dodger to arrive, 35 minbefore stretch. Dresses quickly and goes directly into a closed-door meeting with Mattingly — Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) August 20, 2013 Puig-Mattingly meeting lasts 10 min after which Puig refuses…

  25. HBT Daily: Let Puig be Puig

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    Today Kay and I are talking about Yasiel Puig Brian Wilson and whether the Yankees are insane enough to give Robinson Cano a ten-year deal

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