Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Dodgers are open to trading struggling Yasiel Puig

    Fox Sports "Player Y is one of the game's least productive right fielders. Yet, he is not the only below-average hitter in his team's outfield, which ranks last in the majors in batting average and near the bottom in on-base and slugging percentage, too. Would it make sense for Player Y's team to look for..." July 19

  • Why would the Dodgers want to trade Yasiel Puig?

    MLB Daily Dish "Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the Dodgers were talking about trading Yasiel Puig, and my colleague Chris Cotillo discussed it this morning. It’s a shocking development for a guy who was once considered one of the bright young stars in the game, but who has struggled with injuries,..." July 12

  • Dodgers may trade Yasiel Puig

    MLB Daily Dish "The Dodgers are considering trading outfielder Yasiel Puig before the non-waiver trade deadline, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. No suitors are yet known for Puig, though he will likely draw strong interest due to his raw talent and age (25). Puig has hit just .258/.316/.389 with..." July 11

  • Puig exits early, doesn't expect to miss any time

    MLB.com "Yasiel Puig exited Friday's 5-0 win early against the Rockies after injuring his left shoulder on a slide at home during the seventh inning. Both Puig and manager Dave Roberts said the early exit would be the only time lost for the right fielder, who should be back in the lineup..." July 02

  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: To start rehab assignment Monday

    CBS Sports "Puig (hamstring) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and should be ready to return after a week, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. " June 11

  • Dodgers Place Yasiel Puig On 15-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, per a team announcement (via Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, on Twitter). Scott Van Slyke has returned from his own DL stint to join the club in Puig’s stead. It has been a..." June 04

  • 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