PHOENIX – Outfield prospect Yasiel Puig won’t start the season in the major leagues, Manager Don Mattingly said Thursday.
Asked if the 22-year-old Cuban was under consideration for a place on the Dodgers’ opening day roster, Mattingly replied, “Not really in my mind. If we’re going to be realistic about it, it’s probably not the best thing for him. He probably doesn’t want to hear that, but I don’t realistically think that’s the best thing. I don’t think our organization thinks that the best thing for a guy that has the number of at-bats he’s got.”