Yasiel Puig is on time, back in the lineup

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And people think Yasiel Puig was going to be emboldened in his bad behavior as a result of being allowed to play in last night’s game. But here he is, back at the clubhouse on time!

 

He’s also back in today’s lineup.

Cue Bill Plaschke’s outrage and hand-wringing.

Report: Dodgers, Orioles to complete Manny Machado trade

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The Orioles and Dodgers are expected to finally complete involving SS/3B Manny Machado, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The Orioles will receive five prospects from the Dodgers. We’ll have more details about the other players involved later.

Machado, 26, is in the final year of his contract, so this is currently a rental for the first-place Dodgers. Machado ended the first half batting .315/.387/.575 with 24 home runs, 65 RBI, 48 runs scored, and eight stolen bases in 413 plate appearances. In Los Angeles, he will handle shortstop, allowing Chris Taylor to move over to second base.