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Yasiel Puig annoying LA Dodgers staff already

Puig seems to excel at annoying people more than he is at baseball
Puig seems to excel at annoying people more than he is at baseball.

Yasiel Puig does two things pretty well; play baseball and rub people up the wrong way.

He was great at the latter last season in 2013 and it is looking like he hasn't matured at all in the off-season coming in to the year.

After just two games of the new season, the Cuban has already ticked off LA Dodgers manager Don Mattingly somehow.

The Dodgers may have won both the games in the tour of Australia season opener, but that hasn't tempered fractions in the camp any less.

From Mark Saxon of ESPN LA:

Asked what injury caused Puig to leave Sunday's game, Mattingly said, "I guess his back." He then seemed to react sarcastically when asked about the severity of the injury.

"Shoulder yesterday, back today, so I'm not sure if they're going to get him tests or get him to the MRI Monday or a bone scan on Tuesday, maybe," Mattingly mused. "I'm not quite sure what we'll do. We may not do anything. I'm not sure."

And it's not just his manager that is annoyed at Puig. After getting out twice to stupid base running decisions on Sunday, teammate Adrian Gonzalez grabbed Puig and shouted at him in Spanish as the 23-year old left the game.

And to top things off, as soon as the Dodgers touched down on American soil, the overweight Puig went straight out clubbing and drinking.

Mattingly twice benched Puig for disciplinary reasons last season and history looks like repeating itself this year.

At what point does Puig's selfish and immature actions finally take him to the point of no return with the Dodgers organization?

It's hard to tell but it may be sooner than we think. Puig is an excellent player but he isn't untouchable in the slightest at Dodger Stadium.

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