Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yasiel Puig was benched after failure to run out of the batter's box

    Orange County Register "How many Dodgers pitchers does it take to screw in a light bulb? It took five pitchers Tuesday night to do – sort of – what Clayton Kershaw did much more impressively all by himself one night earlier. The relay team combined to hold the woeful Cincinnati Reds to three hits as the Dodgers won,..." May 25

  • Yasiel Puig takes bat for electric stimulation in hopes of breaking slump

    Larry Brown Sports "In the midst of a 7-for-38 slump in the month of May, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has now turned to radically experimental measures in an attempt to break out of it. Puig posted the following image to his Twitter account on Friday of he and teammate Enrique Hernandez (himself in an 0-for-17..." May 14

  • Puig talks new mindset, why he's joining Harper's campaign

    ESPN "Yasiel Puig has been called many things during his four seasons with the Dodgers: a star, absolutely, but also a slacker, a reckless outfielder and even an awful teammate. This year, he says, he just wants to be a good guy. Here, he shares the 10 motivations that most define his new, true..." May 09

  • Yasiel Puig's Chopper Plans Grounded ... Dodgers Heli-Disapproved

    TMZ "Yasiel Puig's dream of getting a helicopter to help him beat L.A. traffic isn't getting off the ground after all ... and it's all because the Dodgers didn't think it was a good idea. Puig's close friend and personal car customizer, Alex Vega, had previously told us Puig was dead serious about..." May 04

  • Yasiel Puig crashes Denver-area high school prom

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig had a little time to kill on Saturday night after Kenta Maeda and company made short work of the Colorado Rockies. So he decided he would surprise some Denver area high school students by crashing their prom party. True story. Puig shocked the students..." April 24

  • Greinke: Signing with D-Backs had 'zero to do' with Puig

    The Score "When Zack Greinke returned to Chavez Ravine on Tuesday for the first time since signing a six-year, $206.5-million deal with the Diamondbacks, the 32-year-old right-hander made it clear he didn't leave Los Angeles for Arizona because of a reported beef with former Dodgers teammate Yasiel..." April 12

  • MLB won't suspend Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball under the sport’s new domestic violence policy. The league found no evidence to substantiate the claim that Puig hit his sister during a Thanksgiving Eve bar fight in Miami. As a result, the league had no grounds..." March 17

  • Yasiel Puig not expected to be suspended for bar incident

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is not expected to be suspended for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his sister, sources familiar with Major League Baseball's investigation told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. Puig, 25, was involved in an incident at a Miami bar in November in..." March 01

  • Puig won't be able to fly helicopter to Dodger Stadium

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes may drive the sweetest rides to spring training, but fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig wants to outdo everyone with his travel to games. According to a report from TMZ, Puig might be buying a helicopter and having renowned auto customizer Alex Vega turn it into "the most pimped out bird..." February 27

  • Yasiel Puig buying a helicopter to get to Dodger Stadium on time

    Larry Brown Sports "Yasiel Puig has had some problems with punctuality during his MLB career, and the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is investing some serious cash to make sure that doesn’t happen in the future. The dude is buying a helicopter. Alex Vega, Puig’s friend and personal vehicle customizer, told TMZ..." February 25

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Teams that inquire about Yaisel Puig_and not Ethier_are being told by the #Dodgers that he is not available, at least not now.

  • Yasiel Puig is getting a fresh start, say the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "This is a little bit Best Shape of His Life, a little bit all-purpose pre-spring training story. It’s from Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, keeping us up with the Days of our Puig. The BSOHL part: the Dodgers apparently asked Puig to slim down from last year and he now looks good, down..." February 01

  • Yasiel Puig reportedly down to 7 percent body fat

    Los Angeles Times "lone television camera illuminated the face of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke. His grin was sheepish. His tone was contrite. "Yeah," Van Slyke said. "That was a mishap." The spotlight shone upon Van Slyke thanks to a combination of his father's loose lips and the gravitational pull of..." January 31

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Yasiel Puig recently measured at 7% body fat, person close to him said. Was at 11% last year.

  • Talking to Yasiel Puig weighs on the mind of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts

    Los Angeles Times "he white Toyota 4Runner rolled into the parking lot at 4:03 p.m. on Tuesday, and from the passenger seat emerged Yasiel Puig. A small group awaited him near a soccer field packed with children. Puig smiled as a Dodgers official affixed a microphone to his neckline. He removed his sunglasses and..." January 27

  • MLB nearing decisions on Reyes, Puig, Chapman

    The Score "Major League Baseball appears to be nearing decisions on discipline for Jose Reyes, Yasiel Puig, and Aroldis Chapman - the first three players to be investigated under the new domestic violence policy - with rulings expected to come down before camps open next month, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." January 08

  • Reported video of Yasiel Puig's bar fight in Miami emerges

    CBS Sports "Back in November, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig sustained relatively minor injuries in a fight with a bouncer in Miami. The injuries were described as a "swollen left eye" and "minor bumps and bruises." The incident reportedly happened when the bouncer asked Puig to leave the premises after he..." December 19

  • TMZ releases statement claiming that man in video WAS NOT Yasiel Puig

    TMZ "The video we posted showing a man fighting another outside of Blue Martini in Miami is not Yasiel Puig. TMZ Sports previously reported the video showed Puig based on representations made by people present at the club. But we have now determined he is not in the video. As we previously..." December 19

  • Yasiel Puig bar fight may not have been as bad as it sounded initially

    CBS Sports "There is some belief that the initial TMZ report about Yasiel Puig's incident may have been exaggerated. Major League Baseball is looking into it, but it's quite possible it comes to the same conclusion as the police, who walked away after determining it was just a late-night bar brawl between..." December 18

  • Ex-Dodger says Yasiel Puig is ‘worst person I’ve ever seen’ in baseball

    Sporting News "Yasiel Puig has been a controversial figure since joining MLB in 2013, and one former Dodger said Thursday that Puig possesses one trait that's incomparable with anyone else that's ever played the game. “He is the worst person I’ve ever seen in this game,” the player, who was not identified,..." December 10

  • Report: Puig and Mattingly didn’t talk at all toward end

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no secret that Yasiel Puig hasn’t exactly been Mr. Popular on the Los Angeles Dodgers. But the extent to which he has been a problem in the clubhouse is magnified by his relationship with Don Mattingly. According to a detail from ESPN’s Mark Saxon, Puig and Mattingly did not talk at all..." December 02

  • Miami Police Department considers Yasiel Puig case closed

    Hardball Talk "We have more details about Yasiel Puig‘s reported “brawl” at a bar in Miami. And while it’s a regrettable situation, it appears to be less serious than previously believed. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Major Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department confirmed that..." November 30

  • MLB to investigate Puig after reported physical altercation with sister

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will investigate Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig under the league's domestic violence policy following a reported physical altercation with his sister, according to the Los Angeles Times. Miami police spokesman Maj. Delrish Moss confirmed to The Associated Press..." November 29

  • Potential and price make it unlikely Dodgers will trade Yasiel Puig

    Los Angeles Times "As the Dodgers were playing their final regular-season games last month, they received word that a sidelined Yasiel Puig could return to them in time for the playoffs. On the surface, a positive development. But that wasn't how the news was received in the clubhouse. Multiple players said at..." November 22

  • Former MLB player Andy Van Slyke blasts Yasiel Puig, Robinson Cano

    Sporting News "Former MLB outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke, whose son, Scott, is an outfielder for the Dodgers, delivered harsh criticism Thursday for one of his son's teammates. During an interview with a St. Louis radio station, Van Slyke trashed Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in his claim that ace..." November 20

  • Dodgers want Yasiel Puig to lose weight

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers want Yasiel Puig to resculpt his body this winter. “That’s a focus,” said Andrew Friedman, the team’s president of baseball operations. Puig was on the disabled list twice this year with hamstring injuries and played in only 79 games. Friedman cited his weight gain as a possible..." November 09

  • Yasiel Puig will be on Dodgers’ roster for NLDS

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Yasiel Puig is unlikely to start over Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford in the team’s NLDS matchup with the Mets. And the Mets are throwing three righties — Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey — in the first three games of the..." October 08

  • Yasiel Puig might be more of a bench guy in the NLDS

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig appeared in just 79 games during the regular season and missed all of September with a right hamstring strain. He returned on October 3 and appeared in the Dodgers’ final two regular-season games, but that doesn’t mean he is anywhere close to 100 percent heading into the NLDS. Mark..." October 07

  • Puig X-factor as Dodgers prepare for NLDS

    Covers.com "The National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers started to prepare for their opening-round playoff series against the New York Mets, and lining up aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke to pitch the first two games is a given. The order in which they pitch when the series starts Friday in..." October 05

  • Don Mattingly calls Yasiel Puig's recovery from hamstring strain 'miraculous'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's looking like Yasiel Puig might return to the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup sometime soon, but it might not be in time for the division series in the playoffs against the New York Mets in a week. Whatever you do, don't count him out just yet. Puig hasn't played a game for Los Angeles since..." October 04

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    Vincent Samperio @DNVince

    Don Mattingly said Yasiel Puig could be in LA this weekend. Had a full day at Camelback today. Even stole a base.

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Mattingly said Yasiel Puig is running at 100 pct in workouts, will play 4 IP on defense in game today. Called progress "miraculous"

  • Dodgers eying NLCS for Yasiel Puig's return

    ESPN Los Angeles "While the Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out Yasiel Puig for their first-round playoff series against the New York Mets, the outfielder will continue to work out in Arizona with an eye toward being activated in time for the National League Championship Series, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly..." September 28

  • Dodgers aren't counting on Yasiel Puig returning before season ends

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig still cannot run at full speed, four weeks after he played in his last game, and the Dodgers are not counting on him to return this season. Puig, like utility man Enrique Hernandez, is rehabilitating a hamstring injury at the Dodgers' Arizona training facility. Manager Don Mattingly..." September 24

  • Yasiel Puig could be out until postseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "The first time Yasiel Puig strained a hamstring, he missed 38 games. When he suffered essentially the same injury to the other hamstring, his right, a few months later on Aug. 27, the Los Angeles Dodgers had just 36 games left in their schedule. The math is fairly straightforward, and on..." September 06

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    David Vassegh @THEREAL_DV

    Yasiel Puig has gone to Camelback Ranch to do his rehab #Dodgers

  • Yasiel Puig placed on DL, Dodgers recall Jose Peraza from Triple-A

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers on Friday placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, suffered on Thursday afternoon against the Reds in Cincinnati. Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Puig pulled up lame after beating out an infield single in the..." August 29

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Appeared to reinjure the right hamstring. Now jogging down right-field line.

  • Dodgers' surplus of outfielders leaves struggling Yasiel Puig with more days off

    Sporting News "It has come to this for enigmatic Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig: He is a part-time player. Manager Don Mattingly said the reason for Puig's absence from the lineup Sunday was Pirates starter Charlie Morton's effectiveness against right-handed hitters, but the L.A. skipper also has told Puig he..." August 10

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers have let teams know that Yasiel Puig is available in the right deal, but teams showing much more interest in their prospects.

  • Would Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig? Unlikely, but he can't rule it out

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig has played in only 53 of the Dodgers' 100 games. After spending five weeks on the disabled list because of a strained hamstring, he is batting .253 with six home runs and 22 runs batted in. "The season hasn't turned out the way I wanted," Puig said in Spanish. Now, with Friday's..." July 28

  • Dodgers reassure Puig he won't be traded

    CBS Sports "Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig has been assured by Dodgers higher-ups he will not be dealt this trading season, sources close to the team said. Puig, the mercurial and occasionally controversial talent, was reassured within the last couple days in New York after hearing rumors he could be..." July 26

  • Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter on Yasiel Puig: “I wouldn’t give up on him now”

    Hardball Talk "Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times spoke with Dodgers chairman Mark Walter. The first of many topics of conversation: Yasiel Puig. Puig has been hampered by injuries this season. And, while there haven’t been any notable controversies involving the Dodgers’ right fielder this year, the..." July 17

  • Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire works on getting Yasiel Puig to use his legs to end slump

    Orange County Register "Out of Cuba and in the spotlight for three years now, Yasiel Puig already has the Internet figured out. “You probably have to do that so you have stories to write about me showing up late,” Puig said through an interpreter of his image as a problem child who doesn’t work at his game...." July 11

  • Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' lineup, receives challenge from manager

    ESPN Los Angeles "In the clubhouse after the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Marlins on Saturday, Yasiel Puig yelled out, in Spanish and to one in particular, that he was "just a pinch hitter." Puig, of course, is no such thing. He is the Dodgers' talented and sometimes sarcastic, sometimes arrogant and..." June 28

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Puig scratched because of callus on left hand.

  • Judge dismisses suit against Dodgers' Yasiel Puig stemming from human trafficking charges

    Los Angeles Times "A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that blamed Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig for the alleged imprisonment and torture of a Cuban man. The order Monday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams in Miami ends almost two years of legal wrangling after Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot sued..." June 24

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly thinks Puig could return next week.

  • Yasiel Puig runs at nearly 100 percent on hamstring, nearing rehab assignment

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig‘s first attempt at a minor league rehab assignment was halted about a month ago due to a setback with his left hamstring strain, but he’s starting to ramp things up again. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that Puig was able to run at nearly 100 percent..." June 02

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Yasiel Puig has been hitting for a few days, will go to Camelback Ranch when Dodgers on road. Still feeling hamstring tightness when running