Yasiel Puig RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yasiel Puig placed on DL, Dodgers recall Jose Peraza from Triple-A

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers on Friday placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, suffered on Thursday afternoon against the Reds in Cincinnati. Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Puig pulled up lame after beating out an infield single in the..." August 29

  • 8d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Appeared to reinjure the right hamstring. Now jogging down right-field line.

  • Dodgers' surplus of outfielders leaves struggling Yasiel Puig with more days off

    Sporting News "It has come to this for enigmatic Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig: He is a part-time player. Manager Don Mattingly said the reason for Puig's absence from the lineup Sunday was Pirates starter Charlie Morton's effectiveness against right-handed hitters, but the L.A. skipper also has told Puig he..." August 10

  • 38d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers have let teams know that Yasiel Puig is available in the right deal, but teams showing much more interest in their prospects.

  • Would Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig? Unlikely, but he can't rule it out

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig has played in only 53 of the Dodgers' 100 games. After spending five weeks on the disabled list because of a strained hamstring, he is batting .253 with six home runs and 22 runs batted in. "The season hasn't turned out the way I wanted," Puig said in Spanish. Now, with Friday's..." July 28

  • Dodgers reassure Puig he won't be traded

    CBS Sports "Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig has been assured by Dodgers higher-ups he will not be dealt this trading season, sources close to the team said. Puig, the mercurial and occasionally controversial talent, was reassured within the last couple days in New York after hearing rumors he could be..." July 26

  • Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter on Yasiel Puig: “I wouldn’t give up on him now”

    Hardball Talk "Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times spoke with Dodgers chairman Mark Walter. The first of many topics of conversation: Yasiel Puig. Puig has been hampered by injuries this season. And, while there haven’t been any notable controversies involving the Dodgers’ right fielder this year, the..." July 17

  • Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire works on getting Yasiel Puig to use his legs to end slump

    Orange County Register "Out of Cuba and in the spotlight for three years now, Yasiel Puig already has the Internet figured out. “You probably have to do that so you have stories to write about me showing up late,” Puig said through an interpreter of his image as a problem child who doesn’t work at his game...." July 11

  • Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' lineup, receives challenge from manager

    ESPN Los Angeles "In the clubhouse after the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Marlins on Saturday, Yasiel Puig yelled out, in Spanish and to one in particular, that he was "just a pinch hitter." Puig, of course, is no such thing. He is the Dodgers' talented and sometimes sarcastic, sometimes arrogant and..." June 28

  • 71d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Puig scratched because of callus on left hand.

  • Judge dismisses suit against Dodgers' Yasiel Puig stemming from human trafficking charges

    Los Angeles Times "A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that blamed Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig for the alleged imprisonment and torture of a Cuban man. The order Monday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams in Miami ends almost two years of legal wrangling after Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot sued..." June 24

  • 93d
    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly thinks Puig could return next week.

  • Yasiel Puig runs at nearly 100 percent on hamstring, nearing rehab assignment

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig‘s first attempt at a minor league rehab assignment was halted about a month ago due to a setback with his left hamstring strain, but he’s starting to ramp things up again. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that Puig was able to run at nearly 100 percent..." June 02

  • 101d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Yasiel Puig has been hitting for a few days, will go to Camelback Ranch when Dodgers on road. Still feeling hamstring tightness when running

  • Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford still far from return for Dodgers

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have yet to set a timetable for the return of injured outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford, manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Puig was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 26 after aggravating his left hamstring on April 13. According to Mattingly, Puig can't even run..." May 23

  • 105d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Puig said to be feeling much better. May not be that much longer. #dodgers

  • 114d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Mattingly said Puig will be out at least another couple of weeks.

  • 115d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Puig MRI confirmed setback, slowing down rehab.

  • 115d
    Steve Dilbeck @stevedilbeck

    Mattingly said Puig MRI showed nothing major new to hamstring injury, but called it a setback: "Obviously he wasn't as close as we thought."

  • Yasiel Puig to begin rehab assignment Thursday

    Hardball Talk "Some very good news here for the Dodgers … Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that injured outfielder Yasiel Puig has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Puig will serve as the DH in his first couple rehab games before..." May 07

  • Say it ain't so: Yasiel Puig wants to cut back on his awesome bat flips

    CBS Sports "Don't let the curmudgeons win, Yasiel Puig. Keep on flipping your bat gloriously, if indiscriminately. Nobody flips his bat with more panache than Puig, a young Los Angeles Dodgers star who grew up in Cuba, where they have more panache than anyone could know what to do with. Sometimes in Major..." April 14

  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly not worried by Yasiel Puig's slow start

    Los Angeles Times "This is a pretty quiet camp for the Dodgers. Once they determine the identities of their relievers, they do not have much to decide. So, when Yasiel Puig gets off to a slow spring start, that becomes an issue, at least for a day. Puig is batting .174 in his first 23 Cactus League at-bats, with..." March 19

  • Is Yasiel Puig baseball's worst baserunner?

    ESPN "(Hal) McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking "double" every time he hit the ball. The rule allowing the second base umpire to call a double play if the runner from first leaves the baseline to take out the pivot man is known informally as the..." December 23

  • 329d
    George Ofman @georgeofman

    Are the Dodgers shopping Puig? You bet and the Cubs are one of several teams interested.

  • Report: Yasiel Puig's lack of effort in NLDS angered teammates

    The Sports Daily "The 2014 National League Division Series is a sequence of events that Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig would probably like to put behind him. Striking out in key situations and going 3-for-12 at the plate (with a .357 on-base percentage) isn’t Puig-like by any means. And after being benched in Tuesday’s..." October 10

  • 332d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Puig not in #Dodgers’ lineup. Crawford hitting second, Ethier in center, batting sixth.

  • Kemp targets Puig in heated dugout

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen..." September 16

  • Yasiel Puig’s struggles continue, and the call to bench him grows louder

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig went 0 for 4 in last night’s Dodgers victory. That puts him at .203 since the end of July with a .228 slugging percentage and no homers since then. As slumps go, it’s particularly long and particularly deep. He’s a good player who, one presumes, will snap out of it soon. But this..." September 11

  • Slumping Puig moved to sixth in batting order

    MLB.com "Looking to jump-start a slumping Yasiel Puig, manager Don Mattingly dropped his center fielder to the sixth spot in the Dodgers' batting order for Monday's series opener against the Nationals. "Just hopefully he'll relax and get back to what he does," Mattingly said. "Wanted to take little..." September 02

  • Why Yasiel Puig in center field might be the Dodgers' best move

    Los Angeles Times "So it’s whatever makes Matt Kemp feel all comfy and cozy? Not really, though there does seem some of that. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday he’s thinking of moving Yasiel Puig to center, which would allow Kemp to remain in right. This after an entire one-game experiment that..." July 23

  • 410d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    No Puig or Ramirez in lineup tonight.

  • Yasiel Puig injured his hip flexor

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig left last night’s game due to a right hip flexor injury. Puig got hurt sliding into second base in the fourth inning. He played the field in the bottom of the inning, but left in the fifth inning, replaced by Scott Van Slyke." June 08

  • 454d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Another injury, apparently, as Van Slyke takes over for Puig.

  • Puig tops NL outfielders in All-Star voting

    Covers.com "Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers leapt from fifth to first among National League outfielders in the latest voting for the All-Star Game. Puig received 935,276 votes, Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies dropped from first to second with 883,186 votes and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami..." June 04

  • The Year of Yasiel Puig

    ESPN "Editor's note: With his exhilarating and aggressive style of play, Yasiel Puig has become perhaps baseball's most polarizing figure and a lightning rod for criticism. His first year in the majors has been a roller-coaster ride, both on and off the field. Here's a look back at the Year of Yasiel,..." June 03

  • Dodgers' Mattingly: Puig 'best right fielder in baseball'

    CSN Bay Area "Right field in Major League Baseball hosts a wide range of talent, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly believes he coaches the best in Yasiel Puig. "We feel like, right now, Yasiel is the best right fielder in baseball," Mattingly told the LA Times on Monday. "This guy dominates right..." May 28

  • 487d
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Mattingly said Puig was "pointing to multiple areas" when asked where it hurt. Including head. Sounds like possible concussion. #Dodgers

  • Puig injured on final play of Dodgers' loss to Marlins

    Orange County Register "Yasiel Puig left Miami woozy, nursing a headache. And the throbbing music of a South Beach nightclub had nothing to do with it. Puig crashed violently into the outfield wall in the ninth inning, nearly making a spectacular game-saving catch. Instead, he was lying stunned, face down on the..." May 05

  • Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Scores Biopic From Brett Ratner

    The Hollywood Reporter "Ratner's RatPac Entertainment will produce a big-screen take on Jesse Katz' Los Angeles magazine article "Escape From Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers" with Beau Flynn. In a heated competition, Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment have acquired the rights to Jesse Katz’..." April 26

  • Yasiel Puig stars in Dodgers' 4-1 victory over Diamondbacks

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig put on his Sunday best against the worst team in the major leagues. Puig had a show-stopping throw and a mighty impressive home run, the top highlights of the Dodgers’ 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Beckett and four relievers combined on a three-hitter as the..." April 21

  • No One Walks Off The Island - Yasiel Puig Story

    ESPN "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

  • 518d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.

  • 518d
    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