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Joc Pederson starting Tuesday over Yasiel Puig, who was almost late to Dodger Stadium

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Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is batting just .210/.295/.240 since the beginning of August and newly-promoted prospect Joc Pederson is starting over him on Tuesday night against the Nationals. Which gives you some context for this string of tweets from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times ...

Mattingly: Pederson in CF to give Puig a day off. Mattingly says he hasn’t decided if Puig will play tomorrow. #Dodgers

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 2, 2014


Mattingly on Pederson: “He’s probably the only true CF we have at this point.” #Dodgers

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 2, 2014


Puig showed up at 3:55 today, with players due dressed and on field at 4:00. Mattingly said he had not given Puig advance notice of day off.

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 2, 2014


Mattingly on slumping Puig getting to ballpark too late for early BP: “You can’t force guys into work.” #Dodgers

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 2, 2014

Puig did have time to meet with Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis. The drama never ends.

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