Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • No One Walks Off The Island - Yasiel Puig Story

    ESPN.com "Just before dawn one day in late April 2012, four young Cubans stood on an otherwise deserted beach, peering hard into the Caribbean darkness. They were trying to escape their native country, and they were waiting for the boat that would take them away. Thirty minutes passed, then 60. Still no..." April 17

  • Mattingly concerned about Puig saga

    ESPN.com "Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The..." April 17

  • Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers

    Los Angeles Magazine "n June 3, 2013, a year after setting foot in this country, Puig found himself in the Dodgers lineup for the first time. He wore the number 66 on his jersey, the whimsy of clubhouse manager Mitch Poole, who thought Puig, with his frenetic ways, was “kind of like the Tasmanian Devil.” The..." April 14

  • Yasiel Puig diagnosed with strained ligament in left thumb

    Hardball Talk "On Saturday against the Giants, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig injured his thumb diving head-first into first base. Puig underwent X-rays but the team did not announce results until Sunday night. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports that Puig has been diagnosed with a strained ligament in his..." April 07

  • Yasiel Puig heading for MRI on injured left thumb

    CBSSports.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is heading for an MRI on his injured left thumb, manager Don Mattingly announced. Puig hurt himself sliding into first base in the third inning on Saturday, but stayed in and finished the game. Puig, 23, was benched for Friday's home opener after showing up to the..." April 06

  • Yasiel Puig injured his thumb diving head-first into first base

    Hardball Talk "In the third inning, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig led off with a ground ball up the middle. Shortstop Brandon Crawford snagged the ball and fired to first but couldn’t beat Puig, who dove head-first in an attempt to beat the play. Puig reached successfully but was ultimately picked off. After..." April 06

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.

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    Steve Dilbeck @stevedilbeck

    Puig benched for being late to ballpark and now Kemp is in the lineup and batting second.

  • Dodgers hold team meeting with Yasiel Puig

    ESPN Los Angeles "Yasiel Puig is always going to be a story. The Los Angeles Dodgers just don't want him to be the only story anyone ever talks about on a team with World Series aspirations. So before the latest controversy with Puig had a chance to mushroom, manager Don Mattingly called a team meeting Tuesday..." March 27

  • MRI on Yasiel Puig’s back shows no damage

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig made an early exit from the Dodgers’ second of two games in Australia with an apparent back injury. The situation did not sit well with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who told Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com that Puig “grabs something every time he takes a swing and misses.” But..." March 26

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Mattingly said puig's back has improved. Mattingly said he had a good meeting with Puig today.

  • Don Mattingly questions Yasiel Puig

    ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers won their first two games of the season, sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, but there were signs of some discord before the team jetted back to Los Angeles. Yasiel Puig struck out in the ninth inning of Sunday's 7-5 win and then did not return to right field..." March 23

  • Puig OK following exit with sore back

    MLB.com "Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Wednesday night's 10-3 win over the Reds with "upper back soreness" but said he expects to play on Thursday. Puig received treatment after exiting the game and also iced both shoulders. He said his back felt better after treatment and the..." March 06

  • Yasiel Puig too heavy in camp?

    ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted the team has some concerns about Yasiel Puig's conditioning this spring. Mattingly said Puig showed up at camp and weighed in at 251 pounds, 26 more than he weighed at the end of the regular season. Puig, who is a muscular 6-foot-3, was 235..." February 21

  • In year 2, Dodgers' Yasiel Puig aims to refine image

    USA Today "Some of the liveliest competition in the early part of spring training for the Los Angeles Dodgers has taken place at the clubhouse ping pong table, which rarely goes unused. The sport is not commonly played in Yasiel Puig's native Cuba. But when countryman Alexander Guerrero challenges him to..." February 18

  • Puig diagnosed with inflammation on throwing shoulder

    MLB.com "Yasiel Puig underwent an MRI on his right shoulder earlier this week before returning to the field with a limited throwing program. The MRI revealed no serious injury and he was diagnosed with a return of inflammation that cropped up sporadically last year. The Dodgers believe Puig tried to..." February 15

  • Shoulder issue has Puig on limited throwing program

    MLB.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is already on a limited throwing program after a flareup of inflammation in his right shoulder that bothered him sporadically last year. Manager Don Mattingly said Puig apparently overthrew his first day in camp and the club believes it is the same problem that he..." February 13

  • Mattingly says Puig may take on leadoff role

    MLB.com "Yasiel Puig could be the Dodgers' leadoff hitter this year, manager Don Mattingly indicated this weekend. Mattingly said by switching Puig and last year's leadoff hitter, lefty-swinging Carl Crawford, in the order, it would provide better righty-lefty balance, with right-handed hitter Hanley..." February 04

  • Yasiel Puig apologizes to fans

    ESPN.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig apologized publicly for his most recent reckless driving arrest. On stage at the team's FanFest on Saturday, Puig was asked by host Alanna Rizzo what he wanted to say to the fans about his recent run-in with a Florida state trooper. Puig, laughing, at first..." February 02

  • Dodgers Yasiel Puig's reckless driving charge dropped

    MarcoIslandFlorida "The state attorney’s office has dropped a reckless driving charge filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder arrested in December while driving 110 mph on Alligator Alley. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Yasiel Puig, who was allegedly speeding in a 70 mph zone near mile marker 99 in..." January 28

  • Yasiel Puig hires cousin to drive him

    ESPN.com "After two incidents of reckless driving in eight months, Yasiel Puig has decided to relinquish the steering wheel. Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten said he spoke with Puig on Thursday, and the 23-year-old outfielder told him he has hired a cousin to drive him around for the time..." January 09

  • Dodgers 'disappointed' in Puig for arrest

    Los Angeles Times "A day after Yasiel Puig was arrested in Florida for allegedly driving 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, the Dodgers issued a statement in which they said they were “disappointed” in the 23-year-old right fielder. “We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very..." December 30

  • Puig arrested on reckless driving charge in Florida

    CBSSports.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning on a reckless driving charge in Florida, reports the Naples Daily News. He was driving 110 mph on the Alligator Alley section of I-75 according to a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman. The speed limit is 70 mph. According to the Daily..." December 29

  • Yasiel Puig among Dodgers drawing interest on trade market

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford have drawn interest on the trade market over the first two days of the general managers' meetings. The Dodgers have fielded inquiries about all four of their outfielders, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the..." November 13

  • Is Yasiel Puig to market? Dodgers might do it

    Sporting News "With Matt Kemp's name on the ears of everyone listening to MLB trade rumors, it comes as no surprise the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the position to deal. Might Yasiel Puig join the list of players in this L.A. confidential? That's a juicy tidbit for a market that grows hotter by the day as..." November 09

  • Yasiel Puig impresses as Tenn. judge drops reckless driving charge

    Los Angeles Times "Good thing Yasiel Puig made all those trips to help that orphanage in Zambia. Wait, that was Clayton Kershaw? Well, Puig obviously had some involvement, because a judge in Tennessee was impressed enough that he read a letter aloud in court Wednesday detailing his community efforts before..." November 06

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    Finalists for NL Rookie of the Year (alphabetically): Jose Fernandez, Marlins; Shelby Miller, Cardinals; Yasiel Puig, Dodgers.

  • Dodgers acknowledge maturity issues with Yasiel Puig

    CSN Bay Area "The Los Angeles Dodgers crashed and burned on Friday night as the St. Louis Cardinals eliminated them from the postseason with a 9-0 drubbing in Game 6 of the NLCS. Less than an hour after the Dodgers' promising season was over manager Don Mattingly had strong words for his right fielder..." October 20

  • NLCS umpire crew upset they were shown up by Yasiel Puig

    CBSSports.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been a lightning rod since breaking into the league and apparently the NLCS umpire crew didn't take too kindly to his act. Ken Gurnick and Lyle Spencer of MLB.com have the details: Puig has enraged the crew which believes he is showing up umpires at home..." October 19

  • Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig leaves game with bruised foot

    CBSSports.com "Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig had to leave Friday night's game with a bruised left foot the Dodgers announced. This came after two foul balls off the foot. It should be noted however that Puig left in the fifth inning of a 10-0 (at the time) Dodgers lead in a meaningless game as the Dodgers..." September 28

  • Ryu sharp, Puig, Kemp homer in Dodgers' 2-1 win over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "Can you play out the string when you’re up against your historic rival? Looked that way Tuesday the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants hooking up in the final week of the season and not appearing all that inspired. The Dodgers still with home-field advantage to pursue for the postseason at..." September 25

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Ramirez Crawford remain out of #Dodgers lineup but Puig is back.

  • Dodgers Yasiel Puig sits with sore hip

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was not in Sunday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants due to a sore left hip just the latest in a mounting series of injuries as the Dodgers try to clinch the NL West. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the timetable for Puig's return is unclear...." September 15

  • Yasiel Puig suffers mild right knee strain, leaves game

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers outfielder has played in 80 of 82 games since joining the Dodgers including 76 starts. Yasiel Puig was removed from Monday's game against the Rockies in the sixth inning after the Dodgers outfielder appeared to have some sort of an issue with his knee. The Dodgers announced that..." September 02

  • Puig on benching: "I wasn't preparing well for each pitch"

    Fox Sports West "Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig found himself back in hot water and back in the manager's office on Wednesday for what appeared to be a lack of game preparation -- or perhaps a lack of effort. There was no direct explanation but Puig was pulled after the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 4-0 win over..." August 29

  • Mattingly holds closed door meeting with Puig and fines him, per reports

    True Blue L.A. "Over the last couple days Yasiel Puig has been under criticism from multiple journalists for allegedly yelling "F*** the media" missing cutoff men and multiple baseball mistakes. Today Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly took Puig out of the lineup for the second game of the series in Miami and fined..." August 21

  • Puig hits go-ahead home run in 6-4 win over Marlins

    Los Angeles Times "Clearly Yasiel Puig is not going to do anything in typical fashion. Not his throws not his baserunning and not being sent to the doghouse. Dramatics are the order of his day every day. Puig was benched prior to Tuesday’s game with the Miami Marlins mostly Manager Don Mattingly said because he..." August 21

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    #Dodgers sent out their lineup. Puig batting cleanup in place of Ramirez who is out. Punto at shortstop.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly said Puig is probably available to pinch run or play defense off the bench today. Anticipates he will be in the lineup tomorrow.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Matt Kemp out of lineup, Yasiel Puig starts in CF, Skip Schumaker in RF, Andre Ethier DH.

  • Yasiel Puig likes to play 'aggressive'

    ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig brushed off a question about "playing with arrogance" Thursday, saying he plays the way he does for the fans. "I learned to play that way as a kid," said Puig, who drew the ire of several members of the Arizona Diamondbacks during a three-game series..." July 11

  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig earns the role of villain from opponents

    Los Angeles Times "Just when the baseball world thought it had seen everything that Yasiel Puig could become, the Dodgers phenom has added yet another tool. It's not as overwhelming as his bat, or as strong as his arm, but it can be just as powerful — or powerfully destructive — as both. The hot young..." July 11

  • Coast Guard crew reflects on time with Yasiel Puig during attempt to defect to U.S.

    Yahoo! Sports "It was time for a boat chase, the sort they craved. Months idling on the open seas left those aboard the Vigilant, a United States Coast Guard cutter, thirsting for action, and in the middle of April 2012, here it was. Somewhere in the Windward Passage between Cuba and Haiti, a lookout on the top..." July 02

  • Yasiel Puig at forefront of another L.A. victory

    L.A. Daily News "Yasiel Puig knows how to dazzle in eccentric fashion. Everything he does, he does big. There was the crash into the right-field wall Thursday and the crush as he delivered another clutch hit that rocked Dodger Stadium. After slamming into the right-field wall in the top of the seventh inning..." June 28

  • Yasiel Puig provides lift for Dodgers again

    L.A. Daily News "Don Mattingly was at a loss for words Monday night. The Dodgers manager answered one question after another about rookie sensation Yasiel Puig and simply ran out of ways to describe what he witnessed. So, he indulged in a little bit of hyperbole. "What do you want me to say? He's the..." June 25

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Even if/when Kemp and Crawford return, Puig will probably remain in major leagues, according to Mattingly.

  • Do the Dodgers need to get Puig under control?

    ESPN Los Angeles "It has been suggested that Yasiel Puig's rage during Tuesday's brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks is another sign of his immaturity and, in baseball terminology, questionable "makeup." Could be, but if that's the case, why did Major League Baseball suspend Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian..." June 15

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    No announcement yet, but Puig is likely to be scratched with a sore right shoulder.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Alex Castellanos will start in RF for the injured Yasiel Puig.

  • Puigmania brings back memories of Fernandomania

    L.A. Daily News "At the height of Fernandomania 32 years ago, Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda had enough on his plate managing a playoff-contending team with 25 vastly different personalities against a stacked National League with powerhouse rivals in Philadelphia, Houston, Montreal and Cincinnati. Let alone..." June 11