Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mets' Flores: Puig doesn't understand 'having respect for the game'

    MLB.com "As Yasiel Puig began his jog around the bases after belting a three-run home run in the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 8-2 victory on Wednesday, Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores had words for Puig. Puig decided to take a little extra time to watch his 13th home run of the season -- taking 32..." June 22

  • Yasiel Puig says he was forced to stop having fun, doesn’t feel like same player

    Larry Brown Sports "When Yasiel Puig first came into the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he looked like one of baseball’s next superstars. Four years later, the outfielder is hitting just barely over .240 after an underwhelming 2016 season. You can blame baseball’s unwritten rules for that. As part of an..." June 19

  • Dodgers' Julio Urias to get shoulder examined; Yasiel Puig appeals MLB punishment for gesture

    Los Angeles Times "A fitful season for Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias took a concerning turn this week, and now the left-hander is headed back to Los Angeles so team doctor Neal ElAttrache can examine his sore left shoulder. The triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers placed Urias on the disabled list Wednesday. Urias..." June 15

  • Yasiel Puig suspended one game for obscene gesture in Cleveland

    USA Today "Yasiel Puig was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for his obscene gesture to Cleveland Indians fans during a game at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers' occasionally mercurial outfielder, appealed the suspension and is expected to play tonight. " June 14

  • Dodgers Yasiel Puig on gesture toward Indians fans: 'I stooped to their level'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he reacted and stooped to the level of Cleveland Indians fans who were heckling him Tuesday when he made an obscene gesture toward the stands after hitting a home run. "It happened suddenly," Puig said through a translator after Los Angeles' 7-5 win. "It's..." June 14

  • Yasiel Puig flipped off hecklers at Progressive Field

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was on the receiving end of some jeers from Indians fans at Progressive Field during Tuesday night’s game against the Indians. He responded by flipping them the double bird after homering in the top of the second inning. Chad Moriyama of Dodgers Digest captured a..." June 14

  • Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig hurt in nasty collision

    Larry Brown Sports "Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig were both hurt after colliding while pursuing a ball hit to right-center during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s Dodgers-Cardinals game. Yadier Molina was up with nobody on and two outs in the top of the 10th and smoked a ball to deep right-center. Puig and Pederson..." May 24

  • Puig exits after suffering injury taking a walk

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig felt his back tighten up during batting practice on Friday afternoon. The tension increased during the game, and when he checked his swing in the fourth inning of a 7-2 victory over Miami, he winced with discomfort. Puig took a walk, but he required a visit from a..." May 20

  • Yasiel Puig: “We [Latinos] love to show our joy on the field, and I think sometimes that confuses people.”

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig penned a special article for MLB.com titled, “In my Words: Puig growing as ballplayer, man.” He writes about his motivations for playing the game, which include his new son Daniel Sebastian and doing charitable work in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Puig has..." April 18

  • Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig snaps at ‘stupid’ question about his diminished role

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig stared into the distance. He pursed his lips and contemplated his response. He clearly didn’t like the question, which was basically this: How did he feel about no longer being considered an essential part of the Dodgers? The previously carefree cadence of his speech was replaced..." March 12

  • Top eight most annoying MLB players

    Sportsnaut "Most of the time when it comes to favoring a team, certain MLB players won’t deter you from standing a few extra minutes in line waiting for an autograph. Even if that player’s makeup isn’t exactly warm and uplifting. On the other hand, there are some players that have a tendency (or three) to..." March 08

  • Yasiel Puig's L.A. Home Hit by Burglars, $500k In Jewelry Gone

    TMZ "Yasiel Puig is the latest victim in a string of celeb burglaries in L.A. -- this time, crooks broke into the baseball star's L.A. home while he was in Arizona with the Dodgers for Spring Training and made off with more than half a million bucks in bling. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports..." March 07

  • 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