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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that Yasiel Puig is no longer represented by the Wasserman Group.
Chris Cotillo of SB Nation hears it was the Wasserman Group's choice to terminate the relationship, and that the decision was "behavior-related." There are no reports yet as to what incident might have caused the breakup. The 27-year-old outfielder is due $7.5 million in 2018 and will then be eligible for arbitration for one more year before reaching free agency after the 2019 season. Feb 7 - 4:42 PM

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Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Dodgers floated the idea of a Yasiel Puig-for-Jackie Bradley trade earlier this offseason.

Speier writes that the Red Sox "quickly declined, so there were never any substantive conversations to advance a possible exchange." Bradley has been mentioned in trade rumors this winter as Boston seeks more offense, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has shot down reports that the outfielder is being shopped. It's hard to imagine the Dodgers being anxious to deal Puig, either, following a season when he hit .263/.346/.487 with 28 homers and played Gold Glove-level defense.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 5 - 12:58 PM

Yasiel Puig clubbed a two-run homer in the ninth inning on Sunday, but the Dodgers still fell short against the Astros in Game 5 of the World Series.

Puig's two-run shot off of Chris Devenski trimmed the deficit to one run at 12-11, and ignited a three-run rally that forced extra innings. Puig finished the night 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 01:42:00 AM

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 and drove in a run in Friday's World Series Game 3 loss to the Astros.

In the fourth inning he smacked a single to left field but was thrown out at second base after an ill-advised attempt to stretch the single into a double. In the sixth frame he came to the plate with runners on second and third and brought a run home with a ground-out to the second baseman. He is now 2-for-12 in the World Series.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Yasiel Puig had two hits and three runs scored Thursday in Game 5 against the Cubs.

Puig hit .389 and led the Dodgers by scoring six runs in the five-game series. Only four players started all five games for the Dodgers, but those four ended up with OPSs of 1.247 (Chris Taylor), 1.145 (Justin Turner), .893 (Cody Bellinger) and 1.111 (Puig).
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run and added an RBI double as the Dodgers bested the Cubs 5-2 Saturday in Game 1 of the NLCS.

Puig's RBI double in the fifth inning got the Dodgers on the board, and a solo homer in the seventh gave the team some breathing room. The homer was the first this postseason for Puig, but the 26-year-old now has six RBI in four games this October. He's hitting a robust .500 (7-for-14) and will be a big part of how far the Dodgers go in the playoffs.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 and drove in two runs during Friday's playoff win over the Diamondbacks.

He punched an RBI double in the first inning and plated a second RBI with a groundout in the fourth. He led off the seventh inning with a triple but was left stranded. Puig had a bounce-back season with a .263 batting average, 28 home runs and 74 RBI.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 02:50:00 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win at Colorado.

The four runs scored might not have been a record, but it's pretty crazy for a guy to tap the plate four times when his team scores just five total runs. It looks like manager Dave Roberts lit a fire under Puig with his recent benching, as the outfielder is 5-for-11 with a double, two homers, four RBI and five runs scored over the past four outings.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:43:00 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI versus the Padres on Wednesday.

The Dodgers went up 7-0 without a homer tonight and then got their final three runs all on solo shots. Puig had the first of those off Clayton Richard in the fifth. He has established career highs with 27 homers, 72 RBI and 15 steals this season.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 01:11:00 AM

Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres.

Puig was held out Sunday after ending Saturday's game on an ill-advised stolen base attempt and then he got benched Monday after showing up late for a mandatory pregame workout. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has expressed frustration with Puig's behavior, but it appears the two have come to an understanding with just nine days remaining until the start of the NLDS.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 06:13:00 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday after he showed up late for the team's pre-game workout.

Puig was benched Sunday after manager Dave Roberts expressed frustration with the outfielder being thrown out attempting a stolen base to end the game Saturday, and now he's riding the pine again after showing up late. It's obviously not what you want with the Dodgers set to begin the NLDS next week. Puig is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Yasiel Puig was benched for the second straight game Monday.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed frustration with Puig after he was thrown out attempting a stolen base to end the game Saturday, and the implication was that it was a buildup of incidences involving the outfielder. Puig declined comment Monday when asked about being benched for the second game in a row. Enrique Hernandez is in right field Monday.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig tweaked his ankle Saturday, but he didn't receive treatment on it and that's not why he's sitting out Sunday. Rather, manager Dave Roberts is upset about the outfielder getting thrown out on a stolen base attempt to end Saturday's game. Curtis Granderson is in right field and Joc Pederson is in left Sunday.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said late Saturday that Yasiel Puig will have his ankle evaluated.

Puig appeared to injure the ankle while attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday versus the Giants. He was thrown out, and it was the final play of the 2-1 loss. Look for a status update ahead of Sunday's series finale.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

He singled twice in the contest and struck out once. The controversial outfielder has taken a step forward this year in his age 26 season and is likely to set career highs in several categories. He has a .261 batting average with a career-high 26 homers, career-high 69 RBI, 66 runs and career-high 15 stolen bases. Those may be career bests for him but they still are not star level numbers, although they are much better than his results from the last two years. He has yet to meet the expectations set by his promising 2013-14 seasons.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Tim Locastro
4Donovan Solano
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Matt Kemp
3Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Trayce Thompson
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brock Stewart
7Wilmer Font
8Walker Buehler
9Dennis Santana
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Scott Alexander
4Tony Cingrani
5Josh Fields
6Ross Stripling
7Tom Koehler
8Yimi Garcia
9Edward Paredes
10Adam Liberatore
11Dylan Baker
12Pat Venditte
13Zach Neal
14Manny Banuelos