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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 01:36 am
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For the second straight game, Yasiel Puig has been held out of the lineup, and this time it's because the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was late to Dodger Stadium on Monday.

Puig was benched for Sunday's game after getting thrown out stealing second for the final out of Saturday's contest. However, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts indicated that the benching was a result of repeated offenses, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times.

"You show up late for work, there's going to be consequences," Roberts told McCullough before Monday's game.

"No one player can be bigger than the team," Roberts continued, elaborating on Puig's tardiness. "That was a decision that he made, not me."

Roberts capped off his comments suggesting he has not decided how long Puig will be benched with the postseason right around the corner.

Puig had settled into a productive role in 2017 with the team relying on multiple sluggers this season. The 26-year-old outfielder has posted a slash line of .259/.339/.474 with 26 homers and 15 stolen bases while batting primarily in the bottom half of the lineup.