Sep 20, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) during batting practice prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Yasiel Puig late to game, Matt Kemp in for Dodgers

It was reported this morning that Matt Kemp would not be in the lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they take on the San Francisco Giants in their home opener.

All of that changed when Yasiel Puig was late getting to batting practice. Ken Gurnick tweeted out that they had not seen Puig anywhere’s near the park as the rest of the Dodgers took the field for practice, and now, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that Puig has been pulled from the lineup as a result of being late.

In his place? Matt Kemp will make his 2014 season debut at Chavez Ravine in place of Yasiel Puig. Kemp will likely play center field and Andre Ethier will slide over to right field, where Puig would have played.

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