Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • Puig welcomes 2nd son, Daniel

    UPI "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig welcomed the birth of his second son Thursday. Puig, 26, posted a photo on social media from the hospital. "Introducing to the world my big boy Daniel Sebastian Puig! Thanks God #puigbabyboy #puigyourfriend #babypuig," Puig wrote." February 03

  • Despite trade rumors, Yasiel Puig hopes to remain with the Dodgers

    ESPN "A contrite Yasiel Puig expressed Saturday a desire to remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he put the blame for his turbulent 2016 season squarely on his own broad shoulders. Speaking to reporters at the team's annual fan festival, Puig was asked if he was surprised that he has remained..." January 29

  • Friedman talks Puig's upside, LA's offseason

    MLB.com "With the offseason beginning to wind down, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman addressed some of the question marks surrounding his club on Wednesday at a news conference with free-agent signees Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner. Friedman said the Dodgers still don't know..." January 12

  • Yasiel Puig Will Not Opt Into Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has elected to keep his guarantee over the following two seasons rather than opting into arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. That’s the opposite choice from that made yesterday by White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who faced a similar — but hardly..." November 15

  • Zaidi: Dodgers, Puig in a 'much better place' now

    Long Beach Press-Telegram "Yasiel Puig has worked his way back into the Dodgers plans. It remains to be seen just what those plans are. Puig’s roller coaster career with the Dodgers started heading back up in September, after he returned from what was a successful rebirth of sorts at Triple-A. “He did everything we..." November 11

  • Yasiel Puig Wants to Represent Mexico at World Baseball Classic

    The Comeback "Yasiel Puig was born and raised in Cuba, but if he has his wish, he’ll be representing Mexico at the World Baseball Classic. Puig and Mexico WBC Edgar Gonzalez spoke to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, where Puig revealed his hopes to suit up for team Mexico at the upcoming international baseball..." October 12

  • Young Dodgers fan does 50 push-ups for Puig's bat

    USA Today "Jokester Yasiel Puig noticed a young fan who was holding up a sign that said he'd do push-ups in exchange for a bat on Thursday before the Dodgers game vs. the Padres. Puig agreed and had the kid do 50 push-ups. I'm not sure if he did all 50 since this video only shows a portion of what happened,..." September 30

  • Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

    Orange County Register "Yasiel Puig hasn’t played winter baseball since he was 21, a few months after he successfully defected from Cuba. Puig played 20 games for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League in 2012. It was a logical step after his first season in the Dodgers organization, which consisted of 23 games in..." September 23

  • Tempers flare again for Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig

    ESPN "The benches emptied Monday night in another epic battle between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers and team aces Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. The confrontation started when Bumgarner fielded a ground ball by Yasiel Puig and fired to first for the third out in the seventh..." September 20

  • Yasiel Puig meets with Dodgers fan after accidentally knocking out her tooth

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers fan Alyssa Gerharter paid a very high price for a souvenir ball Monday night at Yankees Stadium after the Dodgers won 8-2. Yasiel Puig caught a fly ball for the final out of the game, then tossed the ball into the stands as he's done countless times before - but Gerharter..." September 15

  • Yasiel Puig throws ball into crowd, sends Dodger fan to hospital

    Fox Sports "From getting demoted to the minor leagues due to a lack of efficiency, to almost getting traded, to coming back to the majors, and now currently in the middle of a highlight-filled hot streak ... it's truly been a roller coaster 2016 season for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. On..." September 14

  • Puig-Braun Blockbuster Nearly Occurred, Likely To Be Revisited

    MLB Trade Rumors "We heard recently that the Dodgers and Brewers had worked on an August trade that would have sent Yasiel Puig to Milwaukee in exchange for fellow outfielder Ryan Braun. New reports provide interesting new details on the swap, which nearly took place and could well be a viable scenario for the..." September 14

  • Dodgers attempted blockbuster trade involving Yasiel Puig and Ryan Braun

    Sport News "After reportedly trying to trade for Zack Greinke at Thursday's revocable waivers deadline, the Dodgers attempted another blockbuster involving Yasiel Puig and Ryan Braun. According to Fox Sports, a recently demoted Puig was claimed by the Brewers off waivers Tuesday and the two teams were..." September 03

  • Dodgers To Recall Yasiel Puig, Send Clayton Kershaw Out For Rehab Start

    MLB Trade Rumors "Two notable Dodgers are on the track for a return to the majors, per reports. The club will recall Yasiel Puig at some point this weekend, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports on Twitter. And president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says that peerless lefty Clayton Kershaw will..." September 02

  • Here's the main reason the Dodgers are bringing Yasiel Puig back

    Fox Sports "Yasiel Puig will rejoin the Dodgers this weekend a month after he was demoted to Triple-A, according to reports. However, it seems more likely that Puig actually is auditioning for 29 other teams this September rather than auditioning for the Dodgers. Puig, 25, was hitting .260 with seven..." September 02

  • Yasiel Puig Will Not Be Traded Just Yet

    Ddogers Nation "On Sunday, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball announced that Yasiel Puig had been claimed on Waivers. Many were worried that it meant the end for Yasiel Puig’s time in Dodger blue; On the flip side, many were ecstatic that he would finally be traded to another team. Well, fans can rest easy..." August 31

  • Unknown MLB team reportedly claims Yasiel Puig in revocable waivers

    CBS Sports "Could this be the end of the road for talented yet enigmatic outfielder Yasiel Puig with the Dodgers? It's entirely possible. Today's Knuckleball reports that Puig has been claimed on revocable waivers by a yet-unknown team. Another thing we don't yet know is what will happen next. We can..." August 30

  • Puig reportedly placed on trade waivers

    MLB.com "Yasiel Puig has been placed on trade waivers by the Dodgers, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday. It is common for teams to place their players on revocable trade waivers during August. If Puig is claimed by another team, which according to Rosenthal is likely, the Dodgers..." August 29

  • Dave Roberts has nothing to say about Yasiel Puig returning in September

    Orange County Register "As a first-year manager, Dave Roberts has learned the value of silence. The Dodgers manager was asked Saturday if outfielder Yasiel Puig would be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma when rosters expand on Sept. 1. "We haven't decided that yet," Roberts said. Through his first 15 games in..." August 27

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