Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 26

  • 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

  • Yasiel Puig not expected to be suspended for bar incident

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is not expected to be suspended for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his sister, sources familiar with Major League Baseball's investigation told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. Puig, 25, was involved in an incident at a Miami bar in November in..." March 01

  • Puig won't be able to fly helicopter to Dodger Stadium

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes may drive the sweetest rides to spring training, but fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig wants to outdo everyone with his travel to games. According to a report from TMZ, Puig might be buying a helicopter and having renowned auto customizer Alex Vega turn it into "the most pimped out bird..." February 27

  • Yasiel Puig buying a helicopter to get to Dodger Stadium on time

    Larry Brown Sports "Yasiel Puig has had some problems with punctuality during his MLB career, and the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is investing some serious cash to make sure that doesn’t happen in the future. The dude is buying a helicopter. Alex Vega, Puig’s friend and personal vehicle customizer, told TMZ..." February 25

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Teams that inquire about Yaisel Puig_and not Ethier_are being told by the #Dodgers that he is not available, at least not now.

  • Yasiel Puig is getting a fresh start, say the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "This is a little bit Best Shape of His Life, a little bit all-purpose pre-spring training story. It’s from Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, keeping us up with the Days of our Puig. The BSOHL part: the Dodgers apparently asked Puig to slim down from last year and he now looks good, down..." February 01

  • Yasiel Puig reportedly down to 7 percent body fat

    Los Angeles Times "lone television camera illuminated the face of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke. His grin was sheepish. His tone was contrite. "Yeah," Van Slyke said. "That was a mishap." The spotlight shone upon Van Slyke thanks to a combination of his father's loose lips and the gravitational pull of..." January 31

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Yasiel Puig recently measured at 7% body fat, person close to him said. Was at 11% last year.