Different year, same old story for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Yasiel Puig.
But it seems like the Dodgers are now wise to the Cuban's antics and have looked to nip things in the bud before things turn into a media storm like last season.
According to ESPN Los Angeles, manager Don Mattingly brought the whole Dodgers team together to talk to the precocious 23-year old to air their grievances and bring the team together.
"I asked them to please keep helping me," Puig told ESPN.com. "Specifically with baserunning and hitting my cutoff man. I want them to help me with everything they can."
But it seems that the other players on the LA roster didn't see things the same way. The report states that team veterans Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe were incredibly vocal in their displeasure with the young outfielder and his antics that can be called a "sideshow" at best.
As we reported previously, Puig had already managed to annoy Mattingly and his teammates even before opening day.
During the two game season kick off in Australia, after striking out in the top of the ninth inning Puig left the game complaining of some sort of injury.
This led Mattingly to go out to the press afterwards and complain about the youngster with incredible sarcasm saying "i guess it's his back" before suggesting he go for a bone test.
And Puig annoyed teammates again when stupidly getting out on an extra base run which led to him being grabbed by teammate Adrian Gonzalez and receiving a thorough public dressing down.
Puig is in the papers more than any other baseball player out there for all the wrong reasons and the Dodgers will be hoping this intervention puts a stop to it.
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