Old habits apparently die hard when Yasiel Puig is back in Los Angeles.
He was late arriving to Dodger Stadium Monday in his return to the city where he awed fans with his cannon of an arm and infuriated management with his inconsistent efforts on the field.
The Cuban star who now plays for the Cincinnati Reds missed receiving his National League Championship Series ring in person from Dodgers owner Mark Walter and other front-office personnel.
They presented the jewelry to former Dodgers Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Kyle Farmer during an informal gathering outside the visitors' clubhouse.
"Just the six of us sharing some stories, saying hello and more so us thanking them for what they did to help us accomplish what we accomplished last year and wishing them well," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Asked about missing the gathering, Puig said, "He can send the ring to my locker or give it to me at batting practice. He can give it to me in person, I don't care."
Orioles' Hyde ejected
Baltimore Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde was ejected for the first time, tossed in the fifth inning Monday against the host Boston Red Sox.
Hyde came out to challenge the "slide rule" after a force play scored a run. Once the call was upheld, he came out to argue with first base umpire Mark Wegner and was ejected.
With runners on first and third with no outs, Steve Pearce hit a roller to third. Rio Ruiz made the throw to second, where Jonathan Villar made a late throw to first just as Rafael Devers was sliding into the bag and came up a bit.
The Orioles beat the Red Sox 8-1.
Phillies reliever on IL
Phillies reliever David Robertson has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a sore right elbow.
Right-hander Drew Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Robertson's spot. The moves were announced before Monday night's game against the New York Mets.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Robertson will have an MRI on Tuesday.