Just the other day, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was benched after he was late to the ball park, which opened the door for former MVP runner up Matt Kemp to pick up the start. This is something that Puig needs to avoid in the future, or it’s going to cause him a lot of problems in the club house.
Most managers frown upon their players being late for anything, even a simple meeting. Now yesterday Puig made a bone-headed decision by sliding head first into first base. You never, ever want to slide into first base because you’re pretty much putting yourself in harms way and there’s a good chance that you’ll suffer an injury.
That’s exactly what happened to Puig yesterday during the game against the San Francisco Giants.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Puig injured his left thumb after he slid head first into first base and has underwent X-rays on it. He suffered an injury to the same thumb last season and ended up missing a couple of games because of it.
Right now the Dodgers are waiting to hear the results from the X-rays to see what they’re going to do with Puig.