"He's going to hit inside, and he can throw," the manager said.
Carl Crawford started in left field, Matt Kemp in center and Andre Ethier in right.
Mattingly said he was not sure how Puig could be used, if at all, in the opener of the two-game series. Puig was available to pinch-run Sunday but did not enter the game.
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