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 Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2017 05:26 am
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Yasiel Puig for its series finale Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, a day after the erratic outfielder made a questionable decision on the basepaths.

Manager Dave Roberts was asked about Puig's absence Sunday and indicated the benching could be related to other incidents, per Andy McCullough from the LA Times.

"It's important the guys I put in the lineup that I can trust them," Roberts told David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports.

In Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Giants, Puig was behind an odd stolen base attempt that ended the game. The 26-year-old decided to test the arm of Buster Posey, leading Puig - who didn't slide - to injure his ankle.

Afterward, an irritated Roberts said Puig ran on his own, according to Alanna Rizzo from SportsNetLA. It was the Dodgers' fifth loss in their last seven games, bringing their September record to 7-16.

Puig has hit .259/.339/.474 with 26 home runs and 70 RBIs this season, along with 2.4 WAR - fifth highest on the team among position players.