Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Dodgers not desperate to trade Puig

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers have gauged interest in Yasiel Puig, but executives with interested teams say the Dodgers don’t appear desperate to trade Puig, and in fact have rebuffed offers. Teams appear to be bottom feeding for Puig in the hopes that the Dodgers want to give him away, and while the..." August 25

  • Dodgers 'trying to give away Puig,' but no one wants him

    Fox Sports "It looks like the Dodgers are ready to move on from Yasiel Puig -- if someone will take him off their hands. The Dodgers are willing to practically give away the outfielder but they're having trouble finding a team that wants him, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:" August 22

  • A Don Mattingly-Yasiel Puig reunion in Miami? Far-fetched, but it sure would be exciting

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Don Mattingly didn't feel appreciated by the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig feels betrayed by them, as they suddenly decided to crack down on his behavior after years of looking the other way. What if they were to bury the hatchet to take down their common enemy? It probably won't happen, but it's fun..." August 22

  • Yasiel Puig thrives in minor leagues as Dodgers move into first place without him

    Los Angeles Times "If Yasiel Puig were hitting to his capabilities, the Dodgers probably never would have sent him to the minor leagues. For all the talk of his coachability and his need to be a better teammate, teams tend be far more tolerant of players whose bats strike fear in the hearts of opposing..." August 17

  • Dodgers' Roberts: 'We did the best we could' with Puig

    Los Angeles Times "The clock usually strikes midnight before Dave Roberts wraps up his meetings, grabs a bite to eat, changes into civilian clothes and heads home from Dodger Stadium. He replays the game in his mind for another couple hours, challenging himself on his decisions. He might get six or seven hours of..." August 14

  • Puig apologizes for Snapchat party video

    ESPN "On Thursday night, it was Pokemon hunting with his new teammates. On Friday night, Yasiel Puig delivered three hits, including a home run and four RBIs, for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Stressing that he needs to be a better teammate, Puig is doing what he can in that department. The..." August 13

  • Yasiel Puig posts videos partying with Triple-A teammates after loss

    ESPN "Yasiel Puig has found the party in the Pacific Coast League. Days after a demotion to the minors, the unpredictable Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder posted videos to his Snapchat account Monday night of him partying with his new Triple-A teammates. The series of videos followed Oklahoma City's..." August 09

  • Braves could reportedly pursue Yasiel Puig

    Yardbarker "Yasiel Puig has likely played his last game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and one team that might be able to afford taking on the restoration project is the Atlanta Braves. According to a report by Jim Bowden of ESPN on Thursday, the Braves could explore a pursuit of the mercurial outfielder...." August 05

  • Five MLB teams that should take a chance on Yasiel Puig

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers could not trade Yasiel Puig before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline. This doesn’t mean there wasn’t drama following the deadline itself. That raises a few questions. Has Puig played his final game with the Dodgers? If so, what’s next for the embattled..." August 04

  • Dodgers demote Yasiel Puig, activate Josh Reddick

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned outfielder Yasiel Puig a day after he did not travel with the team. Puig was told by the team on Monday not to join the Dodgers on their road trip as he would either be traded or demoted. With the Dodgers unable to move the 25-year-old ahead of Monday's..." August 03

  • Yasiel Puig's time with Los Angeles Dodgers always seemed destined to end badly

    Los Angeles Times "So it has finally come to this. Failing to unload Yasiel Puig on another team before Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers traveled to Colorado without their temperamental outfielder. The former face of the franchise is about to become a minor leaguer, his probable move to triple-A..." August 02

  • What's next for Yasiel Puig?

    Fox Sports "Yasiel Puig came into the Major Leagues like a tornado. He was a force of nature that demanded you get out of the way or face the consequences. He was the real deal — the Cuban Mike Trout on the other side of Southern California — a true five-tool player who could hit for average, power, fly..." August 02

  • Furious Yasiel Puig left behind on Dodgers’ road trip

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t find a trade partner for right fielder Yasiel Puig, and the club left him in Southern California as it hit the road on Monday. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported Puig as being furious when he was informed he’d either be traded or sent to the..." August 02

  • White Sox asking Dodgers for Puig in talks

    The Score "If the Los Angeles Dodgers want to acquire a member of the Chicago White Sox, it may cost them a very talented member of their outfield, as the South Siders have reportedly asked for Yasiel Puig to be part of any deadline-day deals between the clubs, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Rumors of..." August 01

  • Report: Dodgers trying to trade Yasiel Puig

    Larry Brown Sports "Have the Los Angeles Dodgers finally given up on Yasiel Puig? According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Dodgers are trying to move Yasiel Puig before Monday’s trade deadline. Three short years ago, Puig looked like a budding superstar and was being mentioned in the same breath as..." July 31

  • Dodgers chairman: I don't think we're moving Puig

    Inside Socal "As trade rumors swirl around the Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, team chairman Mark Walter on Friday gave his own right fielder, Yasiel Puig, a vote of confidence. “I haven’t heard anything about moving Yasiel. Nothing,” Walter said. “I don’t think we want to. I think he’s..." July 30

  • Dodgers Among Teams In Talks On Jay Bruce; Yasiel Puig May Be Involved

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:36pm: The Rays appear to be the potential third team, per a Morosi tweet. Tampa Bay has been chatting with Los Angeles about scenarios that “could link up” with the talks between the Reds and Dodgers. 7:23pm: Talks between the Reds and Dodgers involving Bruce and Puig “didn’t materialize,”..." July 29

  • MLB warns Puig of fine if he wears Scully cleats again

    The Score "The fashion police have come to Dodger Stadium. Yasiel Puig received a letter from Major League Baseball warning him of a $5,000 fine should he wear his Vin Scully-tribute cleats during a game again, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. The Cuban slugger wore the cleats,..." July 27

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